Word manipulation, hypocrisy, and the so-called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

ACTA represents an attempt by a few businesses using outdated business methods to try to find a way around Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma. They are doing this by lobbying for rules which will protect their existing business methods against emerging businesses which might transform the economy and replace the old ways of doing things. In their lobbying they are manipulating language to suggest what they are asking for is very different than what they are actually asking for, and they are trying to suggest that activities are devastating and must be stopped if someone else does something which the companies the lobbiests represent commonly do themselves.

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Microsoft "piracy" confirmed

It has been confirmed that Microsoft was distributing "pirated" software with Windows 7.

Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

Note: The use of the word "pirated" is to use their style of wording, not mine. I consider what Microsoft did to be minor, but still far more serious than what they are lobbying the government to qualify under a "notice and take down" or "three strikes" law.

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) consultant.