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Digital Media’s Future Depends on Controlling In Microsoft, Say Rivals

The Microsoft anti-trust case in EU is at a crucial point” the giant’s foes including RealNetworks and Sun Microsystems will argue today that unless the Commission holds firm against Microsoft, independent software development of key technologies will be all but impossible.

This would be particularly important for digital media used to distribute films, sports, and television through computers and handheld devices in the future.

“Microsoft is aiming to establish its Window Media format as the de facto standard for digital content and thus gain a stranglehold over the entire digital media industry,” says RealNetworks in a related recent memorandum circulated to officials in Brussels.