Friday, October 19, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, October 16 2007] Microsoft withdraws appeal against antitrust rule violation

Microsoft Corp. has withdrawn its appeal against an antitrust ruling here that fined the global software giant for breach of fair competition regulations and ordered the separate sale of bundled programs from its Windows operating system, a court official said Tuesday.

n February 2006, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Microsoft 33 billion won (US$35 million) and ordered it to separate the MSN instant messenger and Media Player programs from its Windows operating system.

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