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Microsoft must go to the Supreme Court to defend itself against claims for compensation of two billion kroner for deliberately and with full intent to destroy a giant market.

British software reseller ValueLicensing alleges Microsoft is abusing its power over second hand software licences, and sues Redmond in High Court

UK software company ValueLicensing has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft with the English High Court accusing it of harming competition in the used software market, reports the Financial Times. It is seeking GBP 270 million in damages.

ValueLicensing alleges that Microsoft pressurises customers not to sell unused Windows and Office licences, to the detriment of the secondhand market

Pre-owned software reseller ValueLicensing has filed a claim in the High Court in London against Microsoft, alleging that the software supplier abused its dominant market position and used restrictive contractual practices. The crux of the complaint is that Microsoft used its dominant position in the market to make it difficult for anyone to sell pre-owned software licences in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA).