OT Enough Bullpoo was: Great opinion piece
Governments are elected, and thus represent the will of the people in so far as the system is able to do so. Companies do no such thing. Indeed, company law here is such that a company has many of the rights of a real person, yet few of the responsibilities.
As far as Microsoft is concerned, they have broken numerous laws in many places, knowingly, and should face appropriate penalities for doing so. Where the penalities have not been enforced (Mr Bush?), then this effectively green-lights such behaviour. I sincerely hope that the EU sticks to its guns and ensures full and proper cooperation from Microsoft in meeting the requirements of the EU.
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begin B Gruff dedi ki: This, I don't understand. How can one treat a court with contempt and get away with it? Exceptions aside, courts don't...
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On Wednesday 09 February 2005 11:28 Abdullah Ramazanoglu Well, look at this quote from the same article:- "This sort of contemptuous atbreastude is mirrored in the way the company is complying with...
If libertarians would like to change the law, then they're welcome to vote at the next elections for such change. Until then, we have the laws that we have.
Most people I know who use Microsoft put up with it, rather than actually like it. They put up with it because, in their view, they have to do it, just like they have to take a train to work in the morning.
-- Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk World War Three can be averted by adherence to a strictly enforced dress code!