Microsoft antitrust investigation

Mario Monti, Competition Commissioner for the European Union (EU), is aware of Forbidden Technologies’ interest in the EU’s antitrust investigation of Microsoft. Recent correspondence from the European Commission directs interested parties to their press release. Following an extensive investigation, the Commission alleges that Microsoft is illegally tying Media Player with its dominant Windows operating system. Mario Monti stated “The Commission also wants to see undistorted competition in the market for media players. These products will not only revolutionise the way people listen to music or watch videos but will also play an important role with a view to making Internet content and electronic commerce more attractive. The Commission is determined to ensure that the Internet remains a competitive marketplace to the benefit of innovation and consumers alike.”