Microsoft has been playing games with the Commission from the beginning, but now it realizes its time is up.
More Quotes from Thomas Vinje:Microsoft is trying to turn this into an intellectual property case when it's not... This is a case about abuse of a dominant position, about refusing to provide information to vendors.
Market developments have validated the Commission's concerns. It is vital that the court confirms the Media Player decision because it provides a legal precedent that could be used to prevent Microsoft continuing its abusive bundling practices in future.
Microsoft is repeatedly engaging in clearly illegal, anti-competitive behavior because the benefits of extinguishing competition clearly outweigh the costs.
Microsoft is merely trying to delay the proceedings and to avoid effective implementation of the commission's decision until it has no meaning at all.
Most software makers reveal for free the sort of information Microsoft is being ordered to license, because anyone not in a monopoly situation has every interest in making their software as widely available as possible.
Software companies know how to write interface specifications to ensure interoperability with other companies' products. They do it all the time and so does Microsoft. But they're not doing it here because they don't want to.
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