RealMerit RealNetworks Allege That From October 2001 To March

RealMerit? RealNetworks allege that “From October 2001 to March 2003, for example, Microsoft’s ‘tying’ ensured that Windows Media Player was preinstalled on about 95 percent of PCs shipped…RealNetworks’ digital media player was preinstalled on less than 2 percent….Microsoft used contractual restrictions and financial incentives to ‘force PC makers to accept Windows PC operating systems with the bundled Windows Media Player and to restrict the ability of PC makers to preinstall or promote competing digital media players.’….PC makers told Real that their contracts with Microsoft kept them from removing or changing the status of a Windows Media Player; promoting RealOne subscription services during the first run of a new PC; and providing a desktop icon for Real Networks.”