EC Wins New Ally in Latest Antitrust Case Against Microsoft

by admin April 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm

The European Commission won a new ally Wednesday in its latest antitrust battle with Microsoft over the company’s browser, Internet Explorer.

The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), a trade group representing rival software companies including Oracle, Sun and IBM, has joined as an interested third party, entitling it speak at a hearing, if Microsoft chooses to have one.

In January the Commission, Europe’s top antitrust authority, accused Microsoft of distorting competition in the internet browser market by attaching its IE browser to the near-ubiquitous Windows operating system.

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