Lindows: Microsoft's Latest Demand Impossible

Microsoft has filed legal papers in the Netherlands requesting fines of 100,000 euros (US$122,230) per day against Lindows for allowing users within that country to access its Internet site. Lindows says Microsoft's demand that Lindows block access to its Web site by users in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg is unreasonable.

Lindows says it already has withdrawn its products from the Benelux countries. "Since visitors to our Web site come from international ISPs, proxy servers, anonymizers and other methods," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows, "it is impossible for us to comply with such a broad order to block all visitors from Benelux, and Microsoft knows this."

News source: NewsFactor

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