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Exhibit 1








AUTHORIZATION TO EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION

United States v. Microsoft Corp., Civil Action No. 98-1232 (CKK) (D.D.C.)
New York v. Microsoft Corp., Civil Action No. 98-1233 (CKK) (D.D.C.)

Re:    ______________________________

Dated:    ______________________________

To:    ______________________________

Issued by:    ______________________________
(the "Confidential Request")

This confirms that, with respect to the undersigned's response to this Confidential Request, as well as to any communications relating to this Request, the undersigned waives any applicable confidentiality provision in the Antitrust Civil Process Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1311 et seq., or in any Relevant State Statutes,(1) and any other applicable confidentiality provisions to the extent necessary to allow the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and each and all of the Attorneys General of the Plaintiff States(2) to share between and among each other, as well as with, any documents, information, or analyses provided.

So agreed:

__________________________      
Name:
Title:
Company:
          __________________________
Date


Relevant State Statutes

Cal. Gov't Code §§ 6250 et seq. (California Public Records Act), and § 11180; Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 16700 et seq.;

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 1-200 et seq., §§ 35-24 et seq., and § 35-42;

D.C. Code Ann. §§ 2-531 et seq. (Freedom of Information), §§ 28-4501 et seq., and § 28- 4505;

Fla. Stat. §§ 501.2065 and 542.28;

5 Ill. Comp. Stat. 140; 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. 10/1 et seq. ;

Iowa Code §§ 553.1 et seq., and §553.9;

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 45-215 et seq., and §§ 50-623 et seq.;

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 61.878(1)(c), §§ 367.170 et seq., and § 367.240;

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 51:122 et seq., and § 51:143;

Md. Code Ann., Com. Law §§ 11-201 et seq., § 11-205, and § 11-208; Md. State Gov't Code Ann.§§ 10-611 et seq.;

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 445.771 et seq., and § 445.776;

Minn. Stat. §§ 8.31, 13.03, 13.37, 13.39, 13.393 and 13.65, and §§ 325D.49 et seq.;

N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law §§ 340 et seq.; N.Y. Pub Officers L. §§ 84-87;

N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 75-1 et seq., and § 132-1.2;

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 149 et seq., §§ 1331.01 et seq., and § 1331.16;

Utah Code Ann. §§ 76-10-911 et seq., § 76-10-916, and § 76-10-917;

Wis. Stat. §§ 19.35, 19.36, 19.39, §§ 133.01 et seq., and § 165.065.


FOOTNOTES

1. The term "Relevant State Statutes" means each and every statute set forth in the schedule attached to this letter, and all rules or regulations promulgated under any such statute relating to the confidentiality of documents or information, in whatever form.

2. The "Plaintiff States" consist of New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Minnesota, Utah, and the District of Columbia.