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[7]: Patents are patents
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Patents are patents"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Civil disobedience has been always identified as illegal. Specially in fictitious democracies, like US.

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RE[8]: Patents are patents
by BluenoseJake on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Patents are patents"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Anonymous isn't civil disobedience. Anonymous is something else entirely

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RE[9]: Patents are patents
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Jul 2011 19:50 in reply to "RE[8]: Patents are patents"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Anonymous operations are the tea parties of the 21st century....

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danger_nakamura Member since:
2011-06-21

Do you know what always amazed me?

That an "authority" that finds its basis in treason and rebellion (read: US GOVT) then includes in its own laws a proibition on treason. It always seemed to me to be the ultimate expression of hypocricy. Goose.... gander? Pot ... kettle? Why was it OK in 1776 but wrong in 1976?

More in line with your comments... I never understood those who express the belief that the only way to fight scumbags is by following the rules. The rules, by the way, that created the conditions by which the scumbaggery was able to flourish. They make statements like "Well, then, you'e no better than them."

For once and all, allow me to call BULLSH*T on this!!! The diffence is that, left to one's own devices, would one take said actions merely to benefit oneself? Retalition and equalization is NOT the same as an original, unprovoked action. There is no moral parity.

My 2 cents...

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