Justice Dept Looks Into New Microsoft Complaint

The U.S. Justice Department is looking into a new complaint that alleges Microsoft is violating its antitrust settlement from 2002. Forbes reports that the complaint relates to the software that interconnects different applications.

Additional information about the complaint was requested by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly as part of a routine review of Microsoftis compliance with the antitrust settlement. The company that filed the complaint, however, asked not to be identified.

Microsoft has previously been accused of not complying with the terms of its antitrust settlement. Shortly after Microsoft agreed to the settlement, a watchdog group accused the company of violations. Then in 2003, the Justice Department investigated claims that Microsoft was compelling Windows users to purchase music through its own music site and to use Internet Explorer.