With all due respect to my brother-in-law, I hate lawyers. Because of shoddy patent laws, EOLAS was able to sue Microsoft into believing that rich media is illegal in their browser, and now a company which makes anti-pirating software is suing a doctoral student for posting a paper in which he says it can be circumvented by hitting your SHIFT key!

Luckily, that lawsuit seems to have been dropped…but still. Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if we had to settle our differences like civilized human beings?

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