Go back 10 years and ask people to name the first company that comes to mind when you say the words “computers” and “anti-trust”, and the name out of almost everyone's lips would be the same: Microsoft.
Well, that's still the case, it seems, but this time Microsoft is on the other side of the fence, and is hurling legal brickbats Google's way for allegedly not allowing full access to YouTube functionality on Windows Phone 7.
In essence, the long complaint Microsoft has formally submitted to European anti-trust officials accuses Google of withholding access to the ability to search video categories, find favourites, see ratings and so on through the YouTube WinPho app, a privilege that has been granted to both Apple's iOS and obviously to Android.
Microsoft argues that as a result, the only way it can provide Windows Phone 7 users with the full functionality YouTube offers is to make its YouTube app little more than a shortcut to the full web service, and that – it says – is anti-competitive.
That's not the end of it, though – check out the rest of Microsoft's grumbles over on Technet, and then give us your thoughts – is it fair complaint, or is Google simply acting within its rights?