Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Feb 2011 22:44 UTC, submitted by LouisBarman
Google The web is already aflame with Google's accusation that Bing is stealing its search results. Google created code to manually rank certain bogus search terms, and ten created mock web pages as the top search results for these bogus terms. It turned out that Bing would list the exact same mock web pages as its top search result for these bogus terms. Google is unhappy with it, but in all honesty - since when is it wrong to copy in the computer business?
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Silly question
by JeffS on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
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"Google is unhappy with it, but in all honesty - since when is it wrong to copy in the computer business?"

Since software became patentable. And oh yeah, there is also copyright.

MS is currently suing Motrola over patents regarding Android.

So really, with all of the complaining about patents, why are you asking this question?

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