Microsoft gets testy with EU regulators

A 75-page compliance report says the company has complied and accuses EU of obfuscation.

The Times reports:

Microsoft, facing possible fines of 2 million euros a day, submitted a 75-page response to the commission, Europe's top antitrust authority, just hours before a midnight deadline. The company said it had met the requirements of the commission's antitrust ruling of March 2004, and accused the commission of obfuscation.

"The commission repeatedly refused to clearly define its requirements and concerns, despite repeated requests and accommodations by Microsoft," the company said in a statement Wednesday.

"The company's response documents numerous ways in which the commission had ignored key information and denied Microsoft due process in defending itself," the company added.