Microsoft Attacks All Innovators, Not Just Google

This take on the Microsoft political attacks against their competitors (In this case, Google) by EFF lawyer Fred von Lohmann gets at one of the critical issues often missing.

There is something more important here than just the latest spat between these industry titans: the proper relationship between copyright and innovation. In these screeds against Google, Microsoft comes out in favor of "collaboration" -- in other words, asking permission of affected copyright owners before innovating. It attacks Google for "unilateralism" -- in other words, innovating without asking permission first.