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Plea for help: The detriment of using Microsoft products

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-- Mike

On 2000-05-16 at 16:03 -0400, Derek Martin wrote:

> I'm not a lawyer either, but one thing I learned in Business Law I is that
> companies often put such clauses in their license agreements, warranties,
> and similar documents.  Often they include clauses that are not
> enforceable, because they are ILLEGAL or in some cases, simply contrary to
> existing law (I suppose the distinction is unimportant).  I don't know if
> liability (tort law) is an example of this, but I think it may be.  How
> this applies to software and its creators, only a lawyer can answer...
* * *
> I did not sign or even read such an agreement when I bought my first
> computer with Windows on it.  I saw it in the package, but made no move to
> look at it, even when you just posted it.  I certainly did not agree to
> it. What choice did I have?

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