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Me thinks that the Kuro5hin readership might look at taking matters of software piracy into their own hands, as a form of protest - the government obviously has not been able to protect the rights of the citizens, hence it seems logical that the only remaining course of action is to attack their bottom line directly, by cracking and distributing as much Microsoft software a possible. I have noticed that, in general, Microsoft products tend to be at the top of the hit-list of warez pups - after that, the availability of software follows popularity and cost of purchasing said software. The underground is, in fact, very much controlled by economic principles. Microsoft seems to be one of the few targets that generates substantial cracking on the basis of political motives.
Society needs therapy. It's having
trouble accepting itself.