We will make other governments around the world go around enforcing rights primarily held by Americans. This is a very important part of American thinking around how the country will make its living in the 21st century.
– Eben Moglen, a law professor at Columbia Law School and a leading advocate of free software, from an article in today’s New York Times describing Microsoft’s extensive efforts on fighting software piracy around the world. The company seems like it can effectively secure strong efforts from a lot of countries with no direct interest in Microsoft’s success.
- Russian government using Microsoft software piracy as pretext for political oppression (geek.com)
- Suann MacIsaac: Microsoft’s Public Relations Nightmare (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Death of Microsoft in the Media (techrights.org)