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From the Think Tanks: AEI-Brookings

Microsoft Gets the Full Monti.
C. Boyden Gray.
Policy Matters 04-10.
March 2004
Last week, negotiations broke down between Microsoft and European Commission antitrust regulators -- led by competition czar Mario Monti -- to settle the European antitrust case. This week, it is all but certain that the commission will declare Microsoft in violation of competition laws, fine the company and impose enormous restrictions on how Microsoft does business. At the heart of the ruling, the commission is essentially telling Microsoft that any further improvement of its flagship Windows operating system is illegal.

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