[clug] Time to contact the ACCC

James McNeill james at heague.com.au
Tue Aug 19 12:12:40 EST 2003

I don't see what the ACCC can do.

SCO is in the US. SCOs court case(s) are in the US too.

the 'A' in ACCC stands for 'Australian'. SCO Headquarters will freeze 
over before they *voluntarily* abide by Australian consumer laws. Unless 
SCO has an australian entity, the ACCC can do very little.
The only thing they could do would be to protect australian companys & 
individuals from SCO, if SCO sued them over breach of software licence.  
For that to happen SCO would need to prove their case in an australian 
court, which won't happen untill they've done it in an US court, which 
won't happen.

As frustrating as it is, i can see very little that we can do directly 
aginst SCO. I doubt very much that the australian market holds any sort 
of sway with the SCO administration.


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