August 9 news, today circulated on the Internet, Microsoft updated its official website Microsoft Service Agreement, stating that if due to force majeure caused Microsoft to fail to fulfill or delay the performance of its obligations, Microsoft will not be responsible or obligation, the agreement officially entered into force on October 1. There are even comments that Microsoft recently urgently revised the protocol, suggesting that if the software can not be used in China, it is not responsible, and even on Weibo hot search, so that people are worried that Windows will not be used.
But NetEase reviewed the previous text and found that the service agreement released on July 1, 2019 and implemented on August 30, 2019 ,http://www.microsoft.com/zh-cn/servicesagreement/) that suggests it already exists for at least the last year.
12.b. Microsoft shall not be liable or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of Microsoft’s obligations in situations beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control (e.g., labor disputes, force majeure, war or terrorist acts, vandalism, accidents or compliance with any applicable law or government order). Microsoft will do its utmost to mitigate the impact of these events and to meet its unaffected obligations.
And the agreement is not just for Chinese mainland, which was described in last year’s British version as follows and also contains “legal and government orders”:
12.e. Microsoft is not responsible for liable for any y no no ystod or delay in tha inayditaanad sydd sy’n sydd dydd d’Oedd the theo thed no-failure or delay is sy’n s. Beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control (such as labor disputes, acts of god, war or terrorist activityy, mandor damage, accidents or compliance with any dooeed law or government order). Microsoft will endeavour to minimise the effects of any of the events and to the sand theses theses aren’t affected.
So the Internet over-interpreted the matter. This “no responsibility” clause has always been in place, not because of the temporary intention of the Tiktok events in recent days, but rather a routine practice for multinationals to avoid political risks in their actual business operations. After all, sanctions imposed by some countries did not begin recently.
So, the agreement, which came into effect on October 1st, does have an update, but it certainly has nothing to do with the “off-the-supply exemption”.
It has also been interpreted that even if Microsoft fails to meet its obligations, Windows can still be used, after all, most people use the genuine version is also a matter of recent years. In addition, all kinds of domestic systems also want to refuel, the general security will not be wrong.