Antitrust NewsWatch: Judge chides Microsoft over exclusive music proposal | MercuryNews.com

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Judge chides Microsoft over exclusive music proposal | MercuryNews.com

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal judge overseeing Microsoft Corp.'s business practices scolded the company on October 26 over a proposal to force manufacturers to tether iPod-like devices to Microsoft's own music player software. Microsoft abandoned the idea after a competitor protested. In a rare display of indignation, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly demanded an explanation from Microsoft's lawyers and told them, 'This should not be happening.'"
MercuryNews.com | 10/26/2005 | Judge chides Microsoft over exclusive music proposal