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October 7, 2005

Symantec complains to EU about Microsoft

Posted by David Hunter at 6:13 PM ET.

Robert McMillan at InfoWorld:

Security software vendor Symantec Corp. has complained to European Commission antitrust regulators about Microsoft Corp.’s entrance into the security business, setting the stage for a possible antitrust case against the Redmond, Washington, software company, the Dow Jones Newswire reported Thursday.

The “informal” complaint allows the Commission to consider whether or not an antitrust case against Microsoft is merited, said the report, citing unnamed sources.

Reports differ on exactly what’s going on here. Some have it that the European Commission raised the issue first and asked Symantec for information.

Filed under Antitrust, Coopetition, Legal, Symantec

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One Response to “Symantec complains to EU about Microsoft”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Allchin says no antivirus bundled in Vista Says:

    [...] John Leyden at The Register, who spotted the relevant part of the Allchin interview, points out that the European Commission had contacted Symantec last October on this issue, although Symantec says that they did not complain to the commission, but that the commission contacted them. However, according to Symantec’s spokesman: “We have always said, and continue to say, that we’ll continue to compete with Microsoft in the market as long as there’s a level playing field.” [...]

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