Microsoft appeals record European Commission fine

by admin May 10, 2008 at 11:39 am

Microsoft has decided to fight an uphill battle against the European Commission by appealing a $1.4 billion fine levied against it for not complying with a milestone European Commission anti-trust ruling. The software giant says it is making a “constructive effort to seek clarity from the court.”

The fine was imposed because of Microsoft’s non-compliance with earlier anti-trust rulings and for charging excessive royalty fees to rivals seeking inter-operability information for their server software. European Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd said in a statement that the commission is “confident that the decision to impose the fine is legally sound.”

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