Microsoft makes situation to Korean government bodies
Microsoft taken care of immediately South Korea’s government antitrust body on accusations it violated local competition rules yesterday.
It required place throughout the second meeting from the nine-member Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over two complaints filed against Microsoft. An additional session is going to be held Wednesday, and commissioners continues talking with Microsoft, stated Kim Shin-youthful, the official using the KFTC.
The very first complaint was filed in September 2001 by Daum Communications, a Korean company that runs a well known Website and features its own im software. Daum alleges that Microsoft mistreated its dominant position within the desktop os’s market by bundling its MSN Messenger software with Home windows XP, resulting in the Korean company unspecified deficits.
RealNetworks also filed a complaint using the commission in October 2004, over Microsoft’s mixture of its Media Player and Media Server programs using its os’s.
The KFTC intends to evaluate the complaints from both Daum and RealNetworks on August 29, Kim stated. No decision is anticipated until after further conferences happen to be locked in September, he stated.
Because of the complexity from the situation, KFTC authorities have stated it’s not unusual that the decision is not arrived at despite 4 years getting passed because the first complaint was filed. Korean government bodies viewed antitrust actions introduced against Microsoft in america and Europe before producing their situation at the begining of 2004.
In the finish of March, KFTC detectives designed a “practical conclusion” to pursue a situation in Korea, authorities stated. The commission’s decision is going to be legally binding.
The Ecu Commission, the ecu Union’s executive body, purchased Microsoft this past year to market a form of Home windows XP without its Media Player software. It stated the organization had socialized unlawfully to keep its edge on media player companies RealNetworks and Apple.