Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:41 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows "Microsoft recently made a change to the licence agreement saying that a new motherboard is equal to a new computer, hence you need to purchase a new Windows licence. Here is what Microsoft has to say: "An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a 'new personal computer' to which Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from another computer. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created and the license of new operating system software is required." Please note that this does not go for retail copies of Windows, but only for OEM versions.
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RE: Monopolist, monopolistic power
by RenatoRam on Fri 17th Feb 2006 21:16 UTC in reply to "Monopolist, monopolistic power"
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"There's nothing illegal in placing in the contract a provision allowing a party to change the contract - even without their consent"

There's nothing illegal _in the USA_

In countries where the law was not completely written by corporation lobbysts it ain't so. As I said, changes in italy have to be communicated officially to the other party, which has the option of terminating the contract on the spot.

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