No, that is not true: The August 7 order was not limited to authors "paid . . . to report or comment" or to "quid pro quo" situations. Rather, the order was designed to bring to light authors whose statements about the issues in the case might have been influenced by the receipt of money from Google or Oracle. For example, Oracle has disclosed that it retained a blogger as a consultant. Even though the payment was for consulting work, the payment might have influenced the blogger’s reports on issues in the civil action.
Judge Alsup added: "Google suggests that it has paid so many commenters that it will be impossible to list them all. Please simply do your best but the impossible is not required. Oracle managed to do it."
So if Masnick is a paid "google apologist" (really, these words have a meaning?) and a anti-IP zealot (hrhr, yeah, like atheist are zealots) - so is EVERYONE from this set of people:
(a) all commenters known by Google to have received payments as consultants, contractors, vendors, or employees; and
(b) employees/commenters at organizations who receive money from Google.
Ehm, where did Google ever said that Mike is paid by them? Oh, you mean when that funny "name all the blogs that speak favorably of you" thing happened? Big search conspiracy!!!! Argh, those evil smart people, making my internet easier to search. Bastards.
Links or it didn't happen. (being paid by google, that is. And no - adsense does not count)
Pattern? Like someone calling you out on your logo and you swiching it and basically not saying a thing?
Like calling sharers (that is me, I share) pirates and thiefs? Deliberately confusing theft and infrigement? Like LYING about not finding a single article "where he sided with the artist/author whose rights were being violated by infringers" (FTFY) when he has a whole page dedicated to help them adapt to reality of today (Step 2)?
If I could spell hypocrisy and irony with one word, it'd be your middle name.