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Quick Mention: Microsoft Accused in Poland (English Translation)

Yesterday we wrote about action against Microsoft in Poland. We are pleased to have an article in English now.



Poland’s Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) claims that selling laptops with obligatorily preinstalled Microsoft's Windows operating system constitutes a monopolistic practice and is restrictive to competition.

The antimonopoly regulator (UOKiK) has conducted an independent investigation of the terms and conditions on which producers of laptop computers sell their products. UOKiK will submit the results of the inquiry before the European Commission and the investigation may spread around the entire European Community.

The investigation, instigated in December 2007, as a result of many complaints filed with the UOKiK by Polish consumers, has revealed that breaching antimonopoly principles in commonplace among computer hardware and software producers.


There has been a lot of legal powwow against Microsoft in just one week. Four nations.

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