Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE: anti-competitive
by kristoph on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:14 UTC in reply to "anti-competitive"
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I'm sure there's some kind of law against this kind of thing. Right?

No there is not. In fact, patent law is on the side of Microsoft here.

With this kind of shit we might as well live in the former soviet union or north korea. Heck, not much difference if the jackboot heel belong to the government or some corporation.

Actually, in the 'former soviet union', china, and many other less then democratic places patent and copyright laws are either lax or not enforced or both. It's really in the countries that are the bastion of democracy where this stuff happens.


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