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...'"