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Fine Microsoft 899 million euros is

February 27 2008
17:02

European Union regulators fined Microsoft Corp. a record 899 million euros for non-disposal of competition authorities from 2004, reported Bloomberg.
Thus, the total amount of fines in this case amounted to 1.68 billion euros.
Microsoft became the first company in 50 years that the European Commission had fined for non-enforcement. EU Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kruus hopes that today's decision to stop such behavior Microsoft ".
Last week, the American company tried to ease concerns
European antitrust authorities, stating its intention to make it easier for
competitors creating software that is compatible with products
Microsoft. In October, hoping to limit the scope of penalties it agreed
open access to network data for software based on open
code.
According to Kroes, the European Commission imposed a fine, because Microsoft did not start
the practice of charging reasonable fees for the licensing of its operating
system.
Following the decision taken in March 2004, Microsoft had
provide data to their competitors so that their software for servers was
compatible with operating system Windows. If you had to
licensing, the U.S. company had to charge a reasonable fee, Interfax reports.

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