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ZDNet UK: Microsoft: We'll Protect You From Lawsuits

Jul 22, 2003, 17:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Microsoft has a new sales pitch for Linux users: buy our software and stay out of court.

"The software giant has expanded the indemnity provisions that go with its software licensing agreements to remove a perennial sticking point in sales negotiations: who picks up the tab if a Microsoft customer gets sued because of Microsoft's products.

"In older contracts, Microsoft agreed to pay all legal fees for volume licence customers who got sued because of Microsoft, but only up to the value of the software they bought..."

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