[thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

deke web at master.gen.in.us
Mon Oct 29 20:22:06 CST 2001

On 29 Oct 2001, at 13:19, .jeff posted a message which said:

> simply put, the vendor has the final say on who they do business with -- not
> the other way around.

Actually, the other way around is more correct.

The customer can *always* refuse to do business, for any reason,
or for no reason at all.

A business *often* can refuse, but there are certain limitations.
In the US, for instance, a business cannot refuse on the basis 
of race, religion, or national origin, and in some jurisdictions, on 
the basis of sex, of sexual orientation or of fat.

And if the business is a regulated monopoly or common carrier, 
it cannot refuse to do business on a whim; it has to have a 
reasonable and substantial business purpose in refusing to do 
business with someone.


 "The church is near but the road is icy; 
  the bar is far away but I will walk carefully." 
                            -- Russian Proverb

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