Italy class-action suit planned against Microsoft

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An Italian consumer group is planning a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp seeking compensation for Windows software pre-installed on computers for people who did not want it.

The Aduc consumer defense association said on Tuesday it would present its case at a court in Florence after Wednesday's Epiphany holiday.

The move against Microsoft, the world's biggest software company, comes after a law took effect on Friday allowing consumer associations to file suit for groups of consumers.

"Individual cases affect a limited number of users," Aduc Chairman Vincenzo Donvito told Reuters.

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Ha!

Someone reported it in English, great!

However I think there's an inaccuracy in the article: the lawsuit will be against the OEM's, not Microsoft. They are those who force the Windows license upon you, not Redmond - as far as the law is concerned.

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