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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Microsoft Over Google Complaint

The United States Department of Justice web site
has posted the most recent joint status report regarding
compliance with the final judgments entered in the
federal government action against Microsoft.

The DOJ has reached an agreement with Microsoft
to resolve a complaint by Google regarding Microsoft’s
desktop search function in Vista. According to the report,
"the Department, 17 state Attorneys General, and the
District of Columbia said that the agreement, which
aims to promote user choice, will resolve any issues
the complaint may raise under the final judgments.
The desktop search functionality in Vista, known
as 'Instant Search,' allows users to enter a search
query into a text box and receive a list of results
from the user’s hard drive that contain the search

Randy Picker blogs about the history and implications
of the dispute on the University of Chicago Law School
Faculty Blog (6/20/2007).