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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com]
> >
> > ROTFL.  This is one of those crazy ideas that does not even 
> > require an 
> > additional word to rubbish.  Of course, I can imagine MSFT's 
> > having the Dali 
> > lightbulb go off over their heads and trying to slip this one 
> > onto their next 
> > EULA.  That would just make me laugh all the harder.
> In this case, MSFT would be following some sort of precedent:
> NZ's Largest ISP Owns Your Work
> http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/04/07/0243239&mode=thread&tid=158
> As Pagliacci would say, "Laugh, clown. Laugh."

By this last line, do you really mean to suggest that MS might actually jump 
up one day, black robes flowing behind them, Lightning flashing from their 
terrible crown, holding back a baying Cerberus, and actualy assert such an 
apocalyptic IP claim?

If so, Chicken Little syndrome is a lot worse around here than I'd thought.


Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
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