[thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Tue Oct 30 03:54:09 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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And with the exception of companies with a Universal
Service Obligation (national telcos and other utility companies
usually), the vendor can sell to whoever they like.


To:   thelist at lists.evolt.org

Subject:  Re: [thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone"

Isn't it up to the vendor to decide who's business they want? I'm not
I agree with ANYTHING Microsoft does, but if the discussion is 'what gives
them the right to dictate which browser is used to view their site' then it
comes back to the question, 'do I (as a vendor) have the right to decide
I do business with, or am I obligated to sell to anyone with a buck?

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