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    BBC News : Microsoft's Tokyo offices raided

    Officials from Japan's fair trade watchdog have raided Microsoft's Tokyo offices on suspicion of anti-monopoly law violations, authorities said.


    A spokesman for Microsoft's Japanese subsidiary confirmed the raid but declined to comment further.

    "Some commission officials came to our headquarters this morning and they are holding a meeting with our company officials," the spokesman told the AFP news agency.

    It is not the first time the US software giant has been accused of abusing its monopoly on PC operating systems to push prices higher or harm rivals.

    It is already in settlement negotiations with the European Commission, which has accused the company of trying to stifle competition for multimedia players, by tying its Media Player programme to its Windows operating system.

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    Poor Microsoft...a few weeks ago, a young web designer parodied Microsoft with his own company's site (MikeRoweSoft)...now this.
    I don't think Microsoft will be ruined by this; it's just a phase, minna-san.

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    thanks for the info. a close friend works for the apple division (i spent half of my trip last december with this person, plus she is the sister of another close friend as well). thanks again for the info.

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    There they go again... wonder how long until the next raid?

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    Wow this is just another reason for me to get an apple instead of a PC.

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    I say leave em alone, Microsoft catches so much crap it is sickening.. Being most of us wouldn't even be here posting or reading this without em.
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    we'd be using some other means
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    "Raided"?

    The fair trade folks have police powers? They had a search warrant? They confiscated and removed Microsoft property from the premises?

    Or was this merely a misuse of the term "raid"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecash
    "Raided"?

    The fair trade folks have police powers? They had a search warrant? They confiscated and removed Microsoft property from the premises?

    Or was this merely a misuse of the term "raid"?
    Well the 'fair trade folks' appear to be a governmental organisation. Possibly it just means that they went in /with/ some police officers who did have a search warrant and could confiscate and remove property from the premises.

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