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New Zealand Herald: SCO Group's Demands on Fees May Spark Action

Feb 17, 2004, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The SCO Group, locked in a bitter war against Linux and embroiled in a US$5 billion ($7 billion) lawsuit against IBM, may be heading into trouble with the regulatory authorities in New Zealand and Australia...

"Asked if SCO ANZ's demands for licence fees could be a breach of the Fair Trading Act, Commerce Commission's spokeswoman Jackie Maitland says its preliminary view is that 'no one should pay an invoice unless they are clear on the obligation to pay.' Furthermore, Maitland says that 'it is not clear that SCO are entitled to charge end-users who have downloaded a product on the condition they understood the product was free...'"

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