Microsoft will not appeal EU antitrust ruling

Microsoft will not appeal EU antitrust ruling

[JURIST] Microsoft announced Monday that it has decided not to appeal the landmark December ruling [JURIST report; text] of the European Court of Justice [official website] ordering it to immediately implement EU antitrust sanctions that the European Commission [official website] imposed in a March 2004 decision [PDF]. The sanctions order the software giant to create a version of Windows stripped of its music and video software, and to share specifications with rival server software companies. BBC News has more on Microsoft's 2004 troubles with the EU. CNET has more on today's announcement.