Microsoft Sues EC Over Source Code

by admin September 7, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission in a European Union court, asking the Court of First Instance to intervene regarding the issue of opening up its server source code to rival software makers.

Microsoft spokeswoman Stacy Drake McCredy confirmed the filing Wednesday, characterizing it as an application for annulment with the Court of First Instance.

“We are taking this step so the court can begin its review now of this issue given its far-reaching implications for the protection of our intellectual property rights around the world,” she said.

EC spokesman Jonathan Todd said the EC would not comment on the suit until it speaks to the court.

“We will explain our position to the Court of First Instance and see what they have to say,” Todd said.

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