Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th May 2012 16:12 UTC, submitted by azrael29a
Google "What is interesting is that you can use the new system to play around and notice that Microsoft doesn't always seem to take down from its search engine, Bing, the same links that it orders Google to takedown." Funny, but since Microsoft outsources their takedown requests to a different company, most likely just a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing.
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RE: Um, duh?
by Morgan on Sun 27th May 2012 20:38 UTC in reply to "Um, duh?"
Morgan
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It's plain and simple hypocrisy. Microsoft is saying to Google "take down that link because it allows someone to illegally download our products". Yet they keep the exact same link active on Bing searches, thereby allowing people to illegally download their products.

In other words, Microsoft shouldn't be using a federal law to tell their biggest search competitor "stop doing that!" while they are doing the same thing themselves.

In the end, it's not so much that Microsoft cares whether you run a pirated Microsoft product, rather they want to find any way they can to stifle competition. It's old hat as far as I'm concerned.

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