by Mike Masnick
Tue, Oct 21st 2008 11:44am
It's been just over a month since the International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and yet, that's all I can think about when I hear Microsoft announce that today it's celebrating "antipiracy day", during which it will try to highlight everything the company is doing to combat unauthorized file sharing. Odd, then, that this would be the same company that in the past has admitted that it greatly benefits from piracy of its own products, in establishing worldwide standards and in competing against open source alternatives. The company, apparently, is a bit conflicted. In the meantime, anyone have tips on "talking like an antipirate?" I'm guessing it will include such strawman phrases as "it's just like stealing a physical product!," "all content creation would stop," and "content creators deserve to make money!"
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Techdirt Reading List: Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars From Gutenberg To Gates
- BBC Blocks VPN Access To Its On-Demand Service, Even From UK
- Guy Sues Google And Bing For Returning Photos Of Him In Search Results
- Our Response To The White House's Request For Comments On Its Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategy
- Microsoft 'Addresses' Windows 10 Privacy Concerns By Simply Not Mentioning Most Of Them