Microsoft Throws Its Weight Around

So you have a bunch of customers helping each other out by linking and distributing copies of your latest service pack. No! They must be stopped! Stop helping each other you evil little pirates!!

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Microsoft sent DMCA takedown notices to our two webhosts, one of which was just linking to a torrent file on another server. We’ve stood up to these kinds of legal threats before (see the Grey Tuesday protests), but we decided not to bother this time, because we started this site primarily as a demonstration and to that end it’s already been a huge success. SP2torrent.com showed how filesharing technlogy gives people without budgets or huge servers the power to solve problems themselves, without waiting for the government or some corporation to do it for them. For another demonstration that’s still in action, check out p2pcongress.org. If you need Windows XP SP2, you can download it from Microsoft’s inscrutable webpage.

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(via BoingBoing)

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