hi, <br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Rick Moen <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:rick@linuxmafia.com">rick@linuxmafia.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<div class="im">Quoting Christian Einfeldt (<a href="mailto:einfeldt@gmail.com">einfeldt@gmail.com</a>):<br>
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</div><div class="im">> Rick, did Microsoft alter the EULA in response to the refund efforts?<br>
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</div>Not sure.  It turned out that there was a great deal of variation, from<br>
OEM to OEM and from country to country, in the EULA even at that time.<br>
There were rumours that they were dropping the "If you don't accept<br>
these terms, you may not use this software and must return it for<br>
refund" (paraphrased) language, but I keep seeing it referred to in new<br>
cases, so apparently not.</blockquote><div><br>Refunds were ordered in Italy:<br><br><a href="http://yro.slashdot.org/story/07/10/27/1952257/Italian-Judge-Tells-HP-To-Refund-Pre-Installed-XP?art_pos=7">http://yro.slashdot.org/story/07/10/27/1952257/Italian-Judge-Tells-HP-To-Refund-Pre-Installed-XP?art_pos=7</a><br>
<br>France:<br><br><a href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/08/05/19/0154224/French-Judge-Orders-Refund-For-Pre-Installed-XP?art_pos=4">http://news.slashdot.org/story/08/05/19/0154224/French-Judge-Orders-Refund-For-Pre-Installed-XP?art_pos=4</a><br>
<br>and Israel:<br><br><a href="http://yro.slashdot.org/story/08/12/03/1949230/Persistence-Pays-Off-With-Israels-First-Windows-Refund?art_pos=1">http://yro.slashdot.org/story/08/12/03/1949230/Persistence-Pays-Off-With-Israels-First-Windows-Refund?art_pos=1</a><br>
<br>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!<br></div></div><br>