Brown Files Microsoft Anti-Trust Report

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a report questioning the effectiveness of the Microsoft consent decree. Brown joined Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in filing the Report on Remedial Effectiveness concerning the Microsoft Final Judgment.

Attorney General Brown said: “The decree has not lived up to its goal of increasing market competition.”

The report contains descriptions of the Final Judgment’s lack of effectiveness; it does not contain recommendations on how to improve the Judgment. The California Group will be prepared to discuss at the next Joint Status Conference on September 11, 2007, what, if any, changes the Court might consider in this case.

The report is attached.

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