Introduction: on the 9th, there was a rumor on Chinese social media that Microsoft updated its service agreement on its official website, stating that if Microsoft is unable to perform or delay in performing its obligations due to force majeure, Microsoft will not assume any responsibility or obligation. In this regard, Microsoft said on the 10th that “the rumors about the global update of Microsoft’s terms of service in some individual social media recently are not in line with the facts. We are firmly committed to providing services to Chinese users. “.
E. other services. When you use all other services in accordance with these terms, you will enter into a contract with Microsoft Corporation (one Microsoft way, Redmond, WA 98052, U.S.A.), and these terms will be governed by the laws of the state of Washington, whether or not there is a conflict of law principle. The state court or federal court in golden County, Washington has non exclusive jurisdiction.
in addition, according to many media reports, since 2016, Microsoft has kept the above contents in each updated version of the service agreement. Therefore, the above contents are actually general protocols.
it is learned that this is also a conventional way for multinational companies to avoid risks in their actual business operations. Other software services also have similar content, such as wechat payment, which we are familiar with, and Article 11 “exemption clause” of its service agreement also has similar provisions.
Microsoft announced in a statement on the 10th that “the rumors about the global update of Microsoft’s terms of service in some individual social media are not true. We are firmly committed to providing services to Chinese users. “.
as for the US government’s attempt to force tiktok to sell its U.S. business or even close it, Gates said that if the law clearly explains this, people will know what is allowed and what is not allowed when they invest three or six months ago, as well as some reciprocity principles involved.
However, Gates said he did not see the relevant reports and did not know what happened on Saturday. He has been paying close attention to the fund and the epidemic. Gates said he might be able to give some advice on this at some point in the future, but he really didn’t know how those decisions were made.