|Microsoft Hits Back at EU Threats|
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Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:28:15 -0600
Microsoft has hit back at European Commission accusations that it has|
not complied with demands to provide data relating to an
anti-competition case. It was given until Wednesday to prove it had
provided rivals with computer codes that would let them develop
products to work with Windows systems.
Microsoft said that Brussels ignored a 75-page report from the company
"The Commission has ignored critical evidence in its haste to attack
"Microsoft has complied fully with the technical documentation
It went on to accuse the Commission of helping create the problems.
"The Commission repeatedly refused to clearly define its requirements
Microsoft's problems date back to March 2004, when Brussels hit it
As well as the fine, Microsoft was ordered to share technical data
The Commission complained in December that the company was dragging
Microsoft complained on Wednesday that that was not the case.
"Hundreds of Microsoft employees and contractors have worked for more
Microsoft has called for an oral hearing, that must be held before any
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