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Windows 7: Man wins right to sell Windows 7 party pack on eBay

16 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Man wins right to sell Windows 7 party pack on eBay

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Whilst we don't agree with people picking up party packs and then selling them, this story is rather unique.

Neowin member Matthew Elder decided to list his Windows 7
party pack on eBay and profit from a freeby by selling it on. Initially his auction was taken down after a claim by Microsoft for "unauthorized distribution of Microsoft Software". Elder wasn't happy with the decision and fired off a reply to the rights holder, Microsoft's NetSafe team - he received the following reply:
Left ya hanging didn't I? Oh yeah.

Read the full article here.
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16 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

... and people wonder why MS has such a hard heart about doing 'nice' things for people.
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16 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
... and people wonder why MS has such a hard heart about doing 'nice' things for people.
Yeah, I know what you mean.

I was planning to sell my party pack originally but I had a change of heart. Decided to keep it.
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16 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hrm,

As far as it goes, yeah, I think this guy is in the wrong.

He can sell his copy of Windows 7 for all I care, as it says in the party terms that you can do what you want with that. But the entire pack? Isn't he supposed to be holding a party with that.
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17 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Hrm,

As far as it goes, yeah, I think this guy is in the wrong.

He can sell his copy of Windows 7 for all I care, as it says in the party terms that you can do what you want with that. But the entire pack? Isn't he supposed to be holding a party with that.
You never know, maybe he is holding a party, but it wont be pretty without all the streamers and whatnot.
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