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Re: Fishing License



On Wed, 2006-10-05 at 16:46 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 10 May 2006 18:18:33 -0400 (EDT)
> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com> wrote:
> 
> > i can't imagine any legal basis for MS demanding the
> > right to wander in and start doing an audit. 
> 
> It's my understanding that the ability to walk in and audit with or without
> cause is part of the license agreement that you enter into with MS when you
> give them your money.
> 
> I'm not sure if it would be binding when it is just part of the EULA that comes
> in a box, but it would be binding on those companies who have actual signed
> contracts with MS for one thing and another.
> 

If you use the software or the machine it came on in some cases, you 
have by default accepted the EULA, whether or not you sign anything.

> So I'd imagine that they do have a relatively strong legal case that they do
> have a right to bust down your door, so to speak.
> 
> I don't use MS software (or any Windows stuff) at all, and I like it that way.
> This is one more reason to add to my list of "glad I got out of there years
> ago."
> 



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