EU ends Microsoft antitrust case

Microsoft logoAfter Microsoft agreed to market its rival’s browsers alongside its own Internet Explorer, the European Commission settled its last antitrust issues with the software giant.  Law Professor Keith Hylton says the deal makes sense to both Microsoft and the European regulators, but he sees a problem looming.

“This settlement may encourage even more aggressive theories of monopolization against Microsoft and other big firms to be brought before the European Commission.  It could be viewed by some rivals as an invitation to bring their business grievances to the EC.”

Contact Keith Hylton, 617-353-8959, knhylton@bu.edu

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