Microsoft responds to RealNetwork’s antitrust suit

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Microsoft responds to RealNetwork's antitrust suit

Microsoft argued that its conduct in breaking into the digital media field “constitutes permissible competitive activity” and accused rival RealNetworks of using an antitrust lawsuit to gain market share. RealNetworks claimed Microsoft violated state and federal antitrust laws, and accused Microsoft of illegally tying its Windows Media Player software to copies of the ubiquitous Windows operating system, regardless of whether users wanted the digital media-player system.

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