Microsoft broke the law
Posted on: 04/03/2000 09:51 PM

Well, The ruling came as no surprise to anyone really. Judge Jackson ruled that Microsoft did violate antitrust laws by using anti-competitive methods to maintain its monopoly AND monopolizing the Web browser market.
Jackson also said Microsoft illegally tied its browser to Windows. However, the ruling sided with Microsoft on one point, saying the software giant did not strike illegal exclusive contracts with other companies.
The penalty phase of the trial will come later, but even pending the ruling, Microsoft's stock was down 14 percent... Whats next for MS? I guess we'll have to wait and see. You can check out the rest of the story over at Zdnet.




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