Friday, December 19, 2003

RealNetworks Accuses Microsoft of Restricting Competition

RealNetworks Accuses Microsoft of Restricting Competition "RealNetworks filed a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit on Thursday accusing Microsoft of using its monopoly power to restrict competition and limit consumer choice in digital media markets.
Legal experts said that the lawsuit, which cites new evidence suggesting that Microsoft's business practices have remained unchanged after its landmark court battle with the federal government, indicated that its legal woes were not necessarily over despite the company's accommodation with the Bush administration and its settlement of several other lawsuits.
"We believe that our business would be substantially larger today if Microsoft were playing by the rules," said Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks, which is based in Seattle."

I trust the court will examine the "rules" RealNetworks has played by over the years, as part of this review.

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