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Microsoft antitrust hearings in Seoul slated for Tuesday

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Microsoft antitrust hearings in Seoul slated for Tuesday

The antitrust regulator in South Korea will begin a crucial hearing on Tuesday (Monday evening US time) to determine whether Microsoft violated the country’s fair trade rules by bundling its instant messenger and Media Player programs into its Windows XP platform.

Officials have been reticent about whether the regulator, the Fair Trade Commission, will rule on the case after a closed hearing of two days. The commission held a closed hearing in July to listen to arguments from Microsoft and its local competitors, but it has not clarified how many more hearings it will need before ruling.

Go to the complete story(International Herald Tribune)