Microsoft Claims Ownership of the Internet
No, this is not a joke. "According to an article by eWeek dated Friday Nov. 5th 2004, Microsoft appears to be claiming intellectual property rights on over 130 Internet protocols that make up the very core of the Internet inrastructure. These protocols include for example TCP/IP and the DNS system." It goes without saying that any such move on the part of Microsoft would be an outrage, an abuse of the power of litigation, an affront to everything internet stands for. We expct Microsoft to offer an immediate clariffication, a statement to the effect that it owns no rights to, and is not entitled to license, the basic protocols of the internet. In the meantime, the Microsoft 'license' to implement such things as HTTP may be found here.
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