Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[4]: Patents are patents
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patents are patents"
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And invoking a criminal organization like anonymous to attack them is rather unfortunate.

Since we're being hung-up on technicalities... Nobodoy of or within Anonymous has been found guilty of anything. So, they are not criminal.

See? This goes both ways ;) .

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RE[5]: Patents are patents
by gedmurphy on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Patents are patents"
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Just because no one within an organization has been found guilty, doesn't mean that the organization itself isn't criminal.

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RE[6]: Patents are patents
by kpugovkin on Wed 6th Jul 2011 00:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Patents are patents"
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We all know very well from recent history, that sometimes the whole state and its laws can be declared a criminal and those violating the could become heroes. Also it was clearly stated that obeying evil laws does not free a person from a liability.

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RE[5]: Patents are patents
by Not2Sure on Wed 6th Jul 2011 06:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Patents are patents"
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Don't be a douche.

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