Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE[4]: Typical EU
by Alfman on Sat 9th Mar 2013 06:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Typical EU"
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"Of course, the actual amount of text isn't defined, so for all we know it could be anything beyond the headline."

If it's the ambiguity of "excerpt" that bothers you, then yea I can agree it's a problem. While the principal of the law doesn't bother me much, leaving such obvious ambiguities in the wording is bound to provoke and even encourage merit-less lawsuits.

Lawyers never get things right the first time, it gives them job security ;)

Edited 2013-03-09 06:45 UTC

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