ValueLicensing alleges Microsoft has broken EU anti-competition laws

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ValueLicensing alleges Microsoft has broken EU anti-competition laws

The reseller's MD explains why it's taking the vendor to court over its 'campaign to keep pre-owned licenses off the market'

The managing director of a preowned licensing reseller involved in a £270m damages claim against Microsoft says the vendor's "anti-competitive" conduct closed off a big gap in the market for preowned licensing resellers when customers moved towards subscription-based services. In a state of claims legal document outlining its case, UK-based ValueLicensing alleges that, from around 2016, Microsoft has been undertaking a "campaign to keep pre-owned licenses off the market". This includes installing...

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