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The Likely Victims of This Year's BSA raid: Internet Cafe's and Other Computer

Jan 20, 2010, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chao-Kuei Hung)

[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"For according to the EULA, all internet cafe's are illegal businesses -- you hear it right -- even if you have already paid for the licenses for all copies of Windows and Offices on your computers. The very act of renting it to your customers violates the EULA. So the right way to interpret MS's recent move is that: after paying MS the first time for each and every copy of your software, you can now become a legal business once you pay the second layer of the MS taxes for the privilege of renting it to your customers. How nice and charitable! Big applauses and touching music for the generous Emperor, please!

"Maybe this is a good time to try a new, intimidation-free, more ethical, and more profitable alternative for your business. I will address specifically to internet cafe owners, but other computer rental businesses may also find similar opportunities using the same technology."

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