On Wed, 12 Nov 2008 21:32:27 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> No it is not standard. In the EU it is illegal as of 26 May 2008 to
>> engage in asstroturfing on behalf of big corporations. Notice after
>> that date. a lot of EU based crap has fled Usenet. It only the USA
>> where the laws are slow to catch up with standards set by the EU that
>> most of the spam and asstroturfing is generated.
> Microsoft has broken many other laws. I'm sure it's not too concerned
> about those shill whom it hires via agencies like LawMedia and W-E
> (maybe even Edelman).
No, MS probably doesn't care... but the shill might. Now he's no longer
just annoying; he's potentially going to face fines or jail for his
actions. Unless the mothership is offering to pay him a heckuva lot,
it's probably just not worth it.