Microsoft loses appeal against EU antitrust ruling

BRUSSELS – The long-awaited decision by the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg supports the European Commission, the E.U.’s top antitrust regulator, on the two essential aspects of the antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.

The Commission was right to take action to prevent Microsoft from bundling in Windows Media Player into the Windows operating system, the court concluded. It was also right to force Microsoft to reveal interoperability information to makers of server operating systems.

An order for Microsoft to pay a fine of

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