RIAA backs down on granny charges

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| MediaSentry's snooping status was also questioned in a case in Oregon a
| couple of weeks ago . It appears that the RIAA fears that if a Judge rules
| that MediaSentry spying is illegal than all its cases will go belly up.



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| "It also was strange to see just how many resources are aligned
| against me when I write a story about Microsoft."
| "there were close to a dozen other people involved...Some transcribed
| the interviews I conducted; others kept notes on my every utterance
| for clues about what questions I might ask next and ultimately what my
| story would say; others briefed executives with questions I had asked
| and suggested good answers."


How Apple orchestrated web attack on researchers

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| Apple is a mega corporation that nearly smashed the reputation of
| two individuals with bogus claims of fraud. It didn't matter
| that they weren't the ones pulling the trigger because they
| were pulling all the strings.


Apple Bullies Bloggers, Again

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| Apple has a history of using lawyers against bloggers. There was
| the now infamous Think Secret lawsuit, which may have had merit.
| But they also engage in clearly superfluous, bullying tactics as well.
| [...]
| The offending download page is here (the software has now been
| removed). Blogger Paul O'Brien simply linked to this download
| page and included a screenshot of the user interface and also
| received a cease & desist letter from Apple's lawyers.


Gates blackmailed Danish government

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| Microsoft boss Bill Gates threatened to kill 800 Danish jobs if
| Denmark opposed the European Computer Implemented Inventions
| Directive, reports today's Danish financial daily Børsen,
| quoted by NoSoftwarePatents.com.