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Re: [News] Microsoft faces second 'black screen' lawsuit

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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 28 October 2008 15:08 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 28 October 2008 14:17 : \____
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>>> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>> <Quote>
>>>> A second Chinese man has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft demanding
>>>> it remove a notice from his computer accusing him of using illegally
>>>> copied software.
>>>>
>>>> He is not seeking damages, but Dong Zhengwei who brought a case last
>>>> week is suggesting a fine of $1bn is in order.
>>>> </Quote>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/28/ms_wga_china/
>>> I hope he wins. These big boys who think they have the right to download
>>> and run whatever they like on your machine/bandwidth whether you like it
>>> or not need a big old fashioned bitchslapping.
>> 
>> Well, the victims' fault if they installed beastware on their perfectly-fine
>> hardware. Next time they should install something that they own, not rent.
> 
> Well, the whole content industry seems to be getting more and more anal
> on this issue as time goes on. They seem intent on selling us the same
> old crap again and again and using ever increasing control to do so.
> Reality is, even if windows fails its replacement in the mainstream will
> have to face this issue. These guys need reining in.

I'm ripping all my CDs these days (Ogg Vorbis). This helps me realise how
valuable music I haven't heard for ages can be.

The music industry openly expressed its enthusiasm about DRM-'protected'
streaming of music and a subscription model that ensures you pay over and over
again for the same music that you never possess.

A lot of people can get sucked into this scam, which maximises profits made
from crappy 'Hollywood' music (there is a lot of CC-licensed stuff out there),
all at the expense of so-called 'consumers'.

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