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Submission + - Dell says physicist not to hand computer to Cuba (

Helmet_BR writes: "Two weeks ago, a brazilian physicist purchased two computers from Dell, and as they knew it was destinated to a Physics Institute, they asked him to sign a document vowing not to transfer, export or re-export the acquired products to the "Evil Axe", or to any foreigner with two nationalities, natural or living at those countries. The attitude has angered brazilian academic community, who may prepare a boycott. (in Portuguese)

The physicist, Paulo Gomes, said he wouldn't sign because of principals and for technical reasons, as he already conducted research with Cuban cientists. He says that earlier this year he purchased other products from Dell and nothing was required. Dell says they're only following US laws, and that they may even be prohibited to export."

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Dell says physicist not to hand computer to Cuba

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