Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 22:44 UTC
Windows As was to be expected, the Longhorn Reloaded team has been shut down by Microsoft. "It is with sad news that I have to inform you that today due to a cesit and decist letter we recived from Microsoft we are no longer able to provide you with a download link to Longhorn Reloaded. It deeply saddens me that although Microsoft hknew about this project for many months they only issued us with this notice a few days after we started to distribute the iso via torrents and ftp server."
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RE[4]: Cooperations buys laws
by evangs on Tue 26th Jun 2007 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cooperations buys laws"
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It isn't subject to criminal law, but under civil law, you can be sued for breach of contract. Don't think you can just breach any old contract and get away with it, you will most likely be penalised.

Exactly. I am sick of people excusing piracy in all forms as a kind of "breach of contract" as if the phrase "breach of contract" makes it all okay.

Breaching a contract is serious stuff. I'm currently governed by a few contracts, one of them is my tenancy agreement. In it, there is a clause that says I cannot sublet. Of course, I could sublet seeing as there is no law against subletting but then I would be going against the contract I agreed to when I moved in. That means that a) my landlord can kick me out b) he can demand I stop subletting c) haul my sorry butt to court if I fail to comply with his demands.

Contracts are serious stuff. Never ever trivialize a contract and be wary of any contract you bind yourself to.

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