Use Office Live Workspace and make $5



  • Per the: "Microsoft Service Agreement" (emphasis added):

    20.   Liability Limitation
    You can recover from the Microsoft parties only direct damages up to an amount equal to your service charge for one month or the equivalent of $5 USD (whichever is greater). To the extent permitted by law, you cannot recover any other damages from the Microsoft parties, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect, or incidental damages.

    This limitation applies to anything related to:

    the service, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, third party programs or third party conduct, viruses or other disabling features that affect your access to or use of the service, incompatibility between the service and other services, software, and hardware, delays or failures you may have in initiating, conducting or completing any transmissions or transactions in connection with the service in an accurate or timely manner, and claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort.

    It also applies even if this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses, or fails of its essential purpose, or
    Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your province or country or region may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other damages.

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    So, sign up for office live workspace, try to link it to myspace or google or whatever, then ask MS for your $5.

    ;)



  •  Something tells me that the lawyer required to draft up the demand would cost more than $5. This is common business practice to prevent stupid lawsuits.



  • No, it's common business practice in order to deny accountability for the faulty software you know people rely on for important work.



  •  The assertion also doesn't prevent them from being sued in reality either it's a clause put in because the attorney who wrote the EULA has a daughter who needs braces and a son that's going off the medical school.

     

    Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
    consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not
    apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your province or
    country or region may not allow the exclusion or limitation of
    incidental, consequential, or other damages.

    That's the most factual statement in there. Time and again people have brought legitimate litigation, and time and again a company has pulled out such text, and time and again judges have said "whatever, the plaintiff has a case ..."



  • The funny part is that it says "whichever is greater". So I can sue them for however much I want, unless it's less than $5. 



  • @Veinor said:

    The funny part is that it says "whichever is greater". So I can sue them for however much I want, unless it's less than $5

     

    Are you sure?

     

    You can recover from the Microsoft parties only direct damages up to an <font color="#ff0000">amount equal to your service charge for one month</font> or the equivalent of $5 USD (whichever is greater).
    To the extent permitted by law, you cannot recover any other damages
    from the Microsoft parties, including consequential, lost profits,
    special, indirect, or incidental damages.

     


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