A Fatwa On Piracy

from the it's-become-a-religious-issue dept

While the whole issue of online file sharing certainly has become a religious issue for many people, it turns out that the BSA people have decided to turn it into a specific religious issue. The BSA, of course, are the folks who are so worried about software piracy that they wanted to remind us last week of all the poor, out of work, software programmers file traders have created. It turns out that they’ve teamed up with the grand muftis at Al Azhar in Cairo, Egypt to issue a fatwa against piracy of intellectual property. Apparently, it’s worked – for at least a few people. The day after the announcement, someone called up Microsoft’s offices in Egypt and asked them to check all of his machines to make sure there was no pirated software on them.

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