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Originally Posted by oldernoob View Post
It stands:

"Tying one product into the sale of another can be considered abuse too, being restrictive of consumer choice and depriving competitors of outlets. This was the alleged case in Microsoft v. Commission[77] leading to an eventual fine of million for including its Windows Media Player with the Microsoft Windows platform."

"Competition law does not make merely having a monopoly illegal, but rather abusing the power that a monopoly may confer, for instance through exclusionary practices."
My laps has the right to patent their unique technology. Nothing is stopping some one from developing their own product.

Microsoft including excel with Windows was effectively creating a monopoly because it created a barrier of entry for a competing product by giving it out for free. You can't compare mylaps because not everyone is forced to buy the timing station. If everyone was forced to buy the timing station and got a transponder for free, that would fall under your example.
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