Microsoft Corp. on Friday plans to announce changes to a licensing program for software communications protocols it created as part of its landmark antitrust settlement with the U.S. government, the company said Wednesday. The changes include a much shorter license agreement and removing royalties it currently charges for about two dozen protocols, Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler said. Microsoft will also modify the evaluation program, making it easier for prospective licensees to review samples of the technical documentation, he said.
RealNetworks Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., alleging that the Redmond, Washington, software giant has illegally used its power as a monopoly to control the digital media market.
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