Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




RealNetworks Sues Microsoft For Antitrust Violations

from the haven't-we-done-this-before? dept

Try, try again. It seems that even if Microsoft can shake the government's antitrust pursuit, they're still getting hit from other angles. The latest is that RealNetworks has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft, claiming that they're using their operating system monopoly to limit choice on digital media. They're going to ask for somewhere around $1 billion dollars. Microsoft has done an amazing job shaking off every such lawsuit in the past. You wonder if, one day, one of these will stick.

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    Nate, 18 Dec 2003 @ 11:34pm

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    Last time I checked, if you want to run Real file formats, there was nothing to stop you...that is unless you didn't install the virus to being with. If you don't want to install the viewer from RealNetworks themselves, you can install the Real Alternative Media Player Classic. Works great for when I don't have the choice of a different format.

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