From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Thu 10 Feb 2000 - 15:14:32 GMT
"Today's announcement of an EU antitrust investigation into Windows 2000
presents Microsoft with a potential nightmare scenario, and ends Europe's
policy of 'armed neutrality' when it comes to Redmond. Although sporadic
complaints have emerged in individual European countries, the European
Commission has for the past couple of years been determinedly sitting on
its hands in accordance with its arrangement with the US antitrust
authorities, who were until today lead member on Microsoft."
Just think. EU law allows a fine of 10% a company's GLOBAL turnover per
year a company was "illegally trading", as Irish Steel found out a few
years ago. The EU has no problem putting such companies out of business
with such fines - and have in the past.
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