MS ANTITRUST - First hearing held in Korean case

Microsoft officials spoke Wednesday before a Korean antitrust committee investigating whether the company broke competition laws.

Microsoft representatives spoke Wednesday before a Korean antitrust committee investigating whether the company's bundling of certain programs with its Windows XP operating system broke competition laws.

The closed-door meeting marked the first hearing related to a complaint filed in September 2001 by Daum Communications, a Korean company that runs a popular Web portal, with the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). The nine-member commission also heard a presentation from its own investigators.

Both sides requested another hearing, scheduled for Aug. 23, said Park Sang-yong, KFTC public information officer. Daum alleges that the combination of the Windows Messenger program with the XP operating system amounted to abuse of Microsoft's market position. RealNetworks, the developer of RealPlayer, also filed a complaint with the commission in October 2004 over

Microsoft's combination of its Media Player and Media Server programs with its operating system.

In April 2004, Daum filed a 10 billion won (AU$12.8 million) lawsuit, alleging that Microsoft was abusing its market dominance by shipping Windows XP with Messenger software. Two hearings have been held in that case, with no decision.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jeremy Kirk

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?