US Judge Extends Microsoft Consent Decree

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A U.S. district court judge will extend portions of an antitrust decree governing Microsoft's actions for 18 months, the judge said Wednesday.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will extend portions of the decree until May 2011 at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice and states that brought the 1998 antitrust complaint against Microsoft.

Kollar-Kotelly said she will sign the request extending portions of the antitrust judgment covering technical documentation for communications protocols and distribution of middleware.

(More to come.)

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