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"I wouldn't do that if I were you, Dave!"
Ok, what the HAL...
Let's have a lesson involving sets/union theory and perspective to get things properly understood:
1. We are all subject to the laws of our respective countries and international laws
2. The web host used by OSNews is limits them to a subset of those laws as specified by them.
3. Users/readers of OSNews are limited to any arbitrary subset of laws/rules set forth by the owners/administrators of OSNews that are subject to the rules/laws set forth by their web host which are in turn subject to the laws of the respective country, etc.
Now, if this had been a government-run site, sure, full freedom of speech (as much as allowed by the given country) would be something you could expect, but OSNews is a subset government as listed above, and I'm betting you paid exactly as much as I did in time and money and effort to provide OSNews, which limits you legally and morally to being subject to whatever arbitrary rules set forth by the powers that Be(OS) (I had to sneak that in there!) even if you don't really like them. Do I agree with everything the people involved with OSNews say and do? NO! But it isn't my right to whine and accuse and demand more rights, anymore than it is your right, and there's no more legal or moral precedent that says OSNews must allow anyone to say what they want in posts here, any more than Thom has the right to go into your home and scrawl "I want to hump your cat until it screams!" on your walls and claim "Freedom of speech!" as his defense.
Now, back to the thread topic:
Yes, yT has sowed many seeds of reasonable doubt, but I have no proof either way that the IP is being used legally or illegaly beyond heresay, and I suspect that's cost them quite a bit in sales, and if potential suitors to picking up the costs of developing Zeta also have as much doubt, or they have evidence that it's illegal, that's likely to be a deal-breaker for sane business people.
But one reason I've not gotten Zeta yet is one piece of information I DO have is that this system I'm typing on (my main BeOS box) doesn't work correctly under Zeta. I still remain wary of the legality question of Zeta, personally, and that's another reason for me to pause.