[svlug] Windows Refund updates

Kevin A. Burton burton at openprivacy.org
Tue Dec 4 19:34:01 PST 2001


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Jeffrey Siegal <jbs at quiotix.com> writes:

> J. Paul Reed wrote:
> 
> > Are there any goings on that I should know about before I suit up to do
> > battle with Dell corporate? Any legal precedent that might help to know?
> > Any historical precedent (there are a couple of references to Dell
> > customers getting refunds, but those webpages are dead links every time
> > I've encountered them).
> 
> It isn't exactly strong precedent because it is only a district court ruling,
> but you might want to take a look at:
> 
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/23073.html
> http://lwn.net/2001/1108/
> 
> In that case, the court ruled that you can break off the software that comes
> bundled with hardware and sell it off separately.  That's not quite as good as
> getting a refund, but it might be better than nothing.
<snip>

Yes... I would agree.

If you have the CD... turn around and sell it on craigslist.. :)

Kevin

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