Antitrust NewsWatch: Microsoft backs off exclusive music plan that may have violated anti-trust accord | BostonHerald.com

Friday, October 21, 2005

Microsoft backs off exclusive music plan that may have violated anti-trust accord | BostonHerald.com

"Microsoft Corp., already under government scrutiny over its behavior toward competitors, told manufacturers of iPod-like portable audio devices that under a new marketing program they would not be allowed to distribute rivals' music player software - but pulled back after one company protested. The Justice Department said that the incident was 'unfortunate,' but that government lawyers decided to drop the issue because Microsoft agreed 10 days later to change the proposal."
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