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South Korea: Dominance abuse class action threatens Microsoft

 |  January 15, 2014

Computer tech giant Microsoft could be looking at a class action in South Korea over allegations the company abuses its dominance over Internet cafes, say reports.

Sources told reporters Wednesday that the Internet PC Culture Association plans to file a petition against Microsoft with the Korea Fair Trade Commission, requesting the regulator to probe the allegations. The group is accusing Microsoft of forcing Internet café owners to pay more for using Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

In a statement IPC said it would “bring MS Korea to a local court as the Korean affiliate of the US software giant broke the competition law.” The group has yet to file official papers to the KFTC.

Full Content: Korea Times

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