Microsoft said it was posting on the Web confidential documents used in its defense as it fought the threat of
European Commission antitrust fines reaching up to 2 million euros ($2.4 million) a day.
The U.S. software giant planned to post the documents at 1800 GMT on Thursday at www.microsoft.com/presspass/legalnews.mspx, including an exchange of letters between its chief executive, Steve Ballmer, and EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
“Transparency is vitally important in what can be a very opaque process in Brussels. We’ve decided to open this up so people can understand the issues,” said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s European associate general counsel.