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Re: Computer Sabotage by Microsoft
From: Nicholas Weaver <nweaver () CS berkeley edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:36:42 -0700

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 08:30:39PM +0200, Stefan Esser composed:
Hi,

well it finally happened. I came back home after work, connected my
XBOX to the internet and went into the XBOX-Live menu configuration.
Well what happened. The XBOX started automaticly downloading the new
crappy XBOX-Live dashboard, which is of course fixed. 

This is IMHO an act of computer sabotage. I have never allowed MS
to modify my dashboard or to auto update my dashboard.

Is any lawyer on the list who can point me to the right paragraphs?
I do not believe this computer sabotage is legal in any european
country.

Read the End User Liscence Agreement that you agreed to with the X-box
(its probably somewhere in the box).

Dollars-to-doughnuts says that Microsoft maintains the right to
update/change the software regardless of your wishes.

All your Rights are belong to Bill (tm)


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Nicholas C. Weaver                                 nweaver () cs berkeley edu


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