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EPO in Africa: Microsoft, Corruption, and Colonialism

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Summary: The patronising EPO management, such as António Campinos who oppresses the Africans that his father fought to liberate, isn't talking about the strike and is instead imposing Microsoft Windows on everyone, even stakeholders; the EPO is just about as corrupt as Microsoft

THE world's most corrupt company quite possibly bribed to capture the EPO. That's just how Microsoft does 'business'...

Don't expect any investigation. The EPO operates outside the legal system.

We gave many examples of that back in the Benoît Battistelli days; each time we exposed a big Microsoft scandal at the EPO we received legal threats, indicating we had touched a very sensitive spot. Microsoft not only lobbies for European software patents; it's also spying on everyone, including every patent application/applicant. This is illegal, but the EPO does not follow the law. It routinely violates the law.

The above video shows how the EPO arrogantly assumes everybody uses Windows and then discusses this new PR stunt (warning: link), a fake "meeting". They're engaged in repressive measures against Africans, pretending to enjoy a partnership while denying access to medicines and vaccines (all because of profit). As the talk of Panos Alevropoulos put it: "software patents [...] are legal instruments designed to curtail the freedom of developers for the sake of multinational companies’ interests.”

That's not limited to software.

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