immediate release -- August 30, 2001.
Contact Bob Brammer, 515-281-6699
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
On European Commission Microsoft Action Today
August 30, 2001
I welcome the EU action
today. Microsoft's consistent and repeated pattern of illegal behavior
is of serious concern to the Europeans as it is to us.
The EU alleged that
Microsoft is illegally utilizing bundling, license agreements and interoperability
to achieve success in the marketplace, and not competing on the merits
of the products. This is the same type of activity as in the American
This is very important
and we welcome the European action.
The Europeans have
the same overriding concern as we do: that Microsoft's illegal conduct
has thwarted innovation, hurt competition, and harmed consumers. This
is a worldwide concern.