US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has ruled Microsoft violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and that the company attempted to "monopolise the Web browser market" by tying its browser to its operating system. In his decision, the judge wrote that "Microsoft paid vast sums of money and renounced many millions more in lost revenue every year in order to induce firms to take actions that would help enhance Internet Explorer's share of browser usage at Netscape's expense."
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