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Old 05-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Do all our bases really belong to Microsoft? (Microsoft EULA)

Hi guys,

I hope this is the right forum area for this I just wanted to know if anyone had an opinion on the topic of whether Microsoft-generated word documents belong to Microsoft or the user who created the content?

I've read the EULA... but INAL so its all a bit of a blur to me. I was under the impression that Microsoft can't touch your own user generated content, but I know there are people out there who think otherwise.

For example, if I sold a word document via the internet with the worlds greatest haiku, could Microsoft use that haiku, or indeed, block me from selling a word document?

I know that some MS Office editions are non-commercial/educational, but mine isn't non-commercial-use only.

I hope you guys can shine a light on this topic.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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This is just my opinion but the content is your content
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Hi guys, thanks for replying.

Yes, I thought about posting in general discussions... but I thought that it might be offtopic due to the lack of ebook subject matter
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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As much as I love lawyers I'd be pretty sure that the ones at corporations almost as big as M$ have actually read - and probably understand - the whole d..n EULA. If they thought it implied - anywhere - that texts created using M$ Word actually belonged - in any way, shape, or form - to M$; then they wouldn't let their corp. use M$ Word. Since so many corps. do use M$ Word, I think you are safe too.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:51 AM   #6
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^ I hadn't thought of that. That's an interesting way to look at it
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