College student forces MS to settle

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Think it goes here rather than in 'Windows General'.

    The story in a nutshell:

    College student David Zamos bought educational copies of Microsoft Windows and Office XP Pro for $60 each. After realizing he'd have to wipe his computer to install them, he tried to return them. The college wouldn't take them. Microsoft wouldn't take them. So, Zamos auctioned them on eBay, and that's when Microsoft sued him for thousands of dollars in damages.

    Cleveland Scene has a rather comprehensive take on the story:

    It looked as if Microsoft lawyers were so used to defendants caving, they hadn't even bothered to craft a suit that represented the circumstances of Zamos's case.

    So Zamos spent his Christmas vacation assembling a 21-page counterclaim, which he filed January 3.

    The suit spiraled into a dizzying 37 filings. Every time Microsoft filed a motion to dismiss his claims, Zamos would file more the very next day. Not only did he force Microsoft to defend its accusations against him, but the company was now forced to defend its own practices as well.
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  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

    Montreal, Quebec
    hehe i love people like that, (im one of them)
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hah! Microsoft on the defensive from the "little guy". I love it. :D
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Good story.

    Almost as good as P-P-P-Powerbook!
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    The so-called law has so many loopholes, you don't even need to be right to actually win. You just need to know the tricks of the trade. That's how lawyers make a living, after all. :p
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    that was a classic one ;)