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Court shaves 39 million euros off Microsoft’s record fine

 |  June 27, 2012

The European General Court (EGC) has upheld the European Commission’s decision to fine Microsoft in 2008 for delaying its compliance with a Commission obligation. The obligation required Microsoft to provide interoperability information on reasonable terms to rival work group servers.

However, the EGC reduced Microsoft’s record fine of 899 million euros to 860 million euros. The Court cited the fact that Microsoft was permitted to apply restrictions on the distribution of open source products until September 2007 as the reason for the trimmed penalty.

Full content: Reuters


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