EU rules on Microsoft anti-trust appeal: Not a good day for Gates

There has been a 15 month deliberation into Microsoft’s appeal to the European ruling in their anti-trust case. Today, that deliberation is over, and it’s bad news for Microsoft. Gates and Co will have to pay the $688 million fine imposed in 2004 stands and they must also pay 80% of the Commission’s legal costs as well.

The only thing Microsoft did manage to get done, was the elimination of the independent monitoring trustee established to monitor Microsoft’s behavior.

This is far from over, however, because Microsoft can still appeal to the highest court in Europe – and it’s almost a guarantee that they will do just that.

via BBC

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