From: Phister on

Good article on uk.legal...Snowdon Computers gets a mention.


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From: Niel Humphreys on
"Phister" <phister(a)inbox.com> wrote in message
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> Good article on uk.legal...Snowdon Computers gets a mention.

Indeed, I did a thread about this at the time on UAC.

Upshot is I sold a PC with Windows XP which had the relevent COA (passed
activation and Microsoft WGA testing) but did not do the install from
original restore discs and nor did I supply them with the machine (legal
under EU law but contrary to the small print in the EULA which I did not
realise at the time). Buyer was an MS 'test purchaser" and 6 days before
Xmas I got a letter inviting me to pay them �2000 compensation to avoid
legal action. When I complained to Ebay they immediately closed down the
account of the 'buyer' which tells its own story.

There are a couple of follow up articles being written which essentially
slate MS for their bullying tactics against small dealers. I have been
interviewed by Channelweb at length for one of the follow ups as have a few
of the others on that list & apparently it's a similar story with others
too.

Happy to email a pdf of the letter I received to anyone interested, just
email me.


From: Fran on

"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
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> On 11/07/2010 20:01, Phister wrote:
>> Good article on uk.legal...Snowdon Computers gets a mention.
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>>
> I know Neil quite well.

But you don't know how to spell his name.


From: Phister on
No critiscism Niel, just a "be-aware" item.
I remember your comments at the time.

Regards
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