South Korea trade commission turns down Microsoft antitrust appeal Joe Shaulis at 3:36 PM ET
[JURIST] The South Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) [official website] on Monday rejected an appeal of its antitrust decision against Microsoft [corporate website; JURIST news archive]. In December, the KFTC issued a preliminary ruling [JURIST report; KFTC findings, PDF] that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position by bundling its media viewer and instant-messaging software with its Windows operating system. The KFTC fined Microsoft the equivalent of $34 million and ordered it to provide consumers a version of Windows without the bundled software.
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