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On Microsoft's massive shortage of Xbox 360s:

Among those inconvenienced by the shortage has been Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer. Ballmer said last week that his children had yet to get an Xbox 360 because he hadn't been able to buy one and Sarbanes-Oxley rules prevented him from getting a free console.

"He's right, he's a section 16 officer that operates under Sarbanes-Oxley," said Moore. "I can't give him one, even if I had one, because he can't accept it and I don't think he pre-ordered it from our local BestBuy, which he lives pretty close to, so Steve is [out of luck] right now."

"I'm sure the Ballmer boys aren't happy with that because he has to get in line at retail like everybody else," said Moore. "He can come to my house if he needs games to play."
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From: (Anonymous) Date: December 15th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ballmer's comments don't make sense legally. Lawyers around the world say there's nowhere in Sarbanes Oxley that stops him buying Christmas presents for his kids. Check it here at: http://www.soxfirst.com/50226711/ballmer_shops_for_his_own_xbox_a_legal_mystery.php
suffocated From: suffocated Date: December 15th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually don't understand the response. The way I read it, it said he doesn't get a free one for himself due to that law (or whatever), then someone is quoted as saying the law doesn't stop him from buying christmas presents...but that's not what he's doing?
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