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Old 05-14-2005, 04:37 AM   #1
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Microsoft - Thought Thieves


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Thought Thieves is about people stealing and profiting from your creation or innovation. Think about it: how would you feel if you saw your hard work being passed off as the property of someone else? What would you do?

We want to know!

Send us your short film on intellectual property theft by 1st July 2005 for your chance to win Ģ2,000 worth of film and video equipment vouchers. And finalists will be invited to attend a special screening of their films and presentation ceremony in London.
http://www.msn.co.uk/thoughtthieves/


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Old 05-14-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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What exactly is this about?

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Old 05-14-2005, 05:12 AM   #3
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What exactly is this about?
it's about Intellectual Property...

i'm not sure if this is for real... i almost can't believe it... 1984 anyone??

seeing that site made me wanna vomit... OMFG...
 
Old 05-14-2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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Quick, find out where they're presenting the prizes - we need to organise a riot, erm... I mean a demonstration, yeah, a demonstration, that's what I meant!
 
Old 05-16-2005, 02:29 AM   #5
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this contest of theirs has anti-F/OSS undertones...
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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this contest of theirs has anti-F/OSS undertones...
Ya, and M$/Bill Gates are the biggest thieves of IP ever.............everything you find in XP/Longhorn has already been used in Linux and/or Mac ..........M$ does not know how to inovate at all..............
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #7
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and by submitting your work to that competition you also transfer all rights to use the idea to microsoft. now thatīs funny
 
Old 05-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #8
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it's about Intellectual Property...

i'm not sure if this is for real... i almost can't believe it... 1984 anyone??

seeing that site made me wanna vomit... OMFG...
Yup, sounds double-plus ungood to me, too

I other words, MS hates having people taking their "Intellectual Property", but they demand that you give yours to them to be in their silly contest... hmm... looks like a raw deal to me

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Old 05-16-2005, 02:30 PM   #9
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Bill is awesome. I want to party with that guy!! I bet he has a few dollars in his pocket to for free beer.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #10
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Considering how micro$oft got started, it's pretty funny they'd be leading the fight for "Intellectual Property Rights". LOL

Is kinda like a band of thieves campaigning for law and order. They're just looking for some good FUD material.
 
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Considering how micro$oft got started, it's pretty funny they'd be leading the fight for "Intellectual Property Rights". LOL

Is kinda like a band of thieves campaigning for law and order. They're just looking for some good FUD material.
Indeed. Their entire strategy is copy competitors, overtake, and crush them. Nothing innovative, just clone the product and then leverage their massive marketing power to force everyone else out.

Anyone remember when VisiCorp, Lotus, WordPerfect, Novell, and GO Corporation led in their respective markets?

If you want to read a really good book about this and other aspects of Microsoft's history, I highly recommend Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside , by Jennifer Edstrom and Marlin Eller. It's a few years old (1998), but it provides an interesting perspective on Gates & Co.'s rise to power.
 
  


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