[sf-lug] Microsoft tax refunded by Amazon UK! Please pass it on!

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 11:11:12 PDT 2009


On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> > Rick, did Microsoft alter the EULA in response to the refund efforts?
> Not sure.  It turned out that there was a great deal of variation, from
> OEM to OEM and from country to country, in the EULA even at that time.
> There were rumours that they were dropping the "If you don't accept
> these terms, you may not use this software and must return it for
> refund" (paraphrased) language, but I keep seeing it referred to in new
> cases, so apparently not.

Refunds were ordered in Italy:




and Israel:


And the cool thing is that the most recent case of Alan Lord in the UK
didn't even involve the courts.  Amazon UK just paid up!
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