Microsoft, Google, and Copyright Scofflaws

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  1. Venkat says:

    More than anything, it seems like their timing is awkward. 2 years ago it would have been nice to speak up on this issue – around the time Google announced it book project?

  2. Jack S. says:

    My jaw almost hit the floor when I saw the latest criticisms coming out of Redmond. When someone gets away with the same intellectual property abuses that MS has been getting away with for years it rubs them the wrong way. This is a blatant the pot calling the kettle black.

    As a parallel note MS’s stance in recent Patent cases against AT&T and others where they argue for weaker patent rights. If MS were winning the content wars with Google they would no doubt be arguing for weaker copyright protection.

    For how Microsoft plays the legal game see z4 v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex. 2006). Rather disturbing tactics.