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05.09.14

Corporate Press Glorifies Microsoft Patent Trolls

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Patents at 8:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Corporate press worships its wealthy sponsors

Fred C. Koch
Fred C. Koch

Summary: New examples of revisionism and propaganda from Bill Gates-funded press and other corporate media, which portrays rich (and highly abusive) villains as heroes

Robber barons are using bodies like the USPTO and fake charities like the Gates Foundation in order to take everything from everyone. Not only copyright is used to abolish competition and create monopolies.

Microsoft’s billionaires are no exception to the rule; in many ways, they rule and they are exceptional in the degree to which they are abusive. These people are the NSA’a biggest partner and they are the world’s biggest patent trolls. One of them founded Intellectual Ventures with Gates’ help and Microsoft’s other co-founder (Allen) also became a patent troll some years ago.

What we truly have a problem with is obscene media distortion. No man bribes the press and even bribes blogs as much as Gates does. Gates even bribes The Guardian (millions of dollars paid to ensure he never gets criticised there, not to mention a lot of anti-Google bias these days). The Guardian says that Gates is leaving MSFT (the stock), but everyone who paid attention should have noticed that he only increased/elevated his role inside Microsoft a few months back. He has a lot to do with Microsoft’s abusive current strategy, which includes criminal racketeering, attack ads, etc. Looking at USA Today, which is funded by plutocrats as well, it is currently whitewashing the world’s biggest patent troll and Bill Gates’ friend Nathan Myhrvold (opening this page seems to choke any computer I point at it due to bad Web development). This is not even pretense of journalism, it’s propaganda and it is utterly disgusting.

iophk tells us that at Forbes, whose role is to glorify the plutocrats like Gates, there is “no mention of LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice,” not even in this article about the demise of Microsoft Office. As iophk puts it: “It’s making its way into mainstream news. Fails to address monopoly rents and LibreOffice / Apache OpenOffice are conspicuously missing. And the article tries to whitewash Gates.” Here is the talking point again, right at the very beginning:

For Microsoft , it’s been a year of upheaval. First, the company got only its third CEO ever when Steve Ballmer was replaced by Satya Nadella. Then last week, Bill Gates lost his title as the company’s largest shareholder for the first time ever, slipping behind Ballmer. But while these are notable milestones, neither has threatened Microsoft’s business in a fundamental way. And that’s why Microsoft observers should be especially concerned about a report from SoftWatch which suggested most people with Office installed don’t use it much — if at all. Given that Office is the most important product Microsoft sells, any erosion in its profitability could threaten Nadella’s turnaround story and make the timing of Gates’ stock sales look most prescient.

This is a decoy and a very dangerous decoy too. Gates is evidently preoccupied with patenting everything and putting patent tax on every single thing, urging politicians to give taxpayers’ money to patent monopolies that he invests in. It’s a heist and it should be treated as criminal. But when you live in a world that’s dominated by corporate press, don’t expect to hear it all that often. Here is more on the demise of Microsoft Office:

…most users simply don’t use applications often enough to justify the cost. Exactly what model replaces it is where things become more complex.

Looking again at the article which The Gates-funded ‘Guardian’ relayed, watch the congratulatory revisionism:

Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales.

Gates, who started the company that revolutionized personal computing with school-friend Paul Allen in 1975, has sold 20m shares each quarter for most of the last dozen years under a pre-set trading plan.

Gates “revolutionized personal computing” in the same sense that Koch revolutionised the environment. This is not decent journalism as it fails to mention how Gates really made his money and how he illegally crushed competition. But never mind the corporate press, so long as we know who’s funding it. LinuxTag, after years of making an error, appears to have finally learned to reject Microsoft’s dirty money with which Microsoft used to infiltrate and subvert the event. No patent trolls and Mafia staff in this years’s LinuxTag?

“I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. [...] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”

Microsoft's chief evangelist

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