Bonum Certa Men Certa

Corporate Press Glorifies Microsoft Patent Trolls

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

Recent Techrights' Posts

Stefano Maffulli's (and Microsoft's) Openwashing Slant Initiative (OSI) Report Was Finalised a Few Months Ago, Revealing Only 3% of the Money Comes From Members/People
Microsoft's role remains prominent (for OSI to help the attack on the GPL and constantly engage in promotion of proprietary GitHub)
[Video] Online Brigade Demands That the Person Who Started GNU/Linux is Denied Public Speaking (and Why FSF Cannot Mention His Speeches)
So basically the attack on RMS did not stop; even when he's ill with cancer the cancel culture will try to cancel him, preventing him from talking (or be heard) about what he started in 1983
On Wednesday IBM Announces 'Results' (Partial; Bad Parts Offloaded Later) and Red Hat Has Layoffs Anniversary
There's still expectation that Red Hat will make more staff cuts
 
Links 21/04/2024: LINUX Unplugged and 'Screen Time' as the New Tobacco
Links for the day
Gemini Links 22/04/2024: Health Issues and Online Documentation
Links for the day
What Fake News or Botspew From Microsoft Looks Like... (Also: Techrights to Invest 500 Billion in Datacentres by 2050!)
Sededin Dedovic (if that's a real name) does Microsoft stenography
[Meme] Master Engineer, But Only They Can Say It
One can conclude that "inclusive language" is a community-hostile trolling campaign
[Meme] It Takes Three to Grant a Monopoly, Or... Injunction Against Staff Representatives
Quality control
[Video] EPO's "Heart of Staff Rep" Has a Heartless New Rant
The wordplay is just for fun
An Unfortunate Miscalculation Of Capital
Reprinted with permission from Andy Farnell
Online Brigade Demands That the Person Who Made Nix Leaves Nix for Not Censoring People 'Enough'
Trying to 'nix' the founder over alleged "safety" of so-called 'minorities'
[Video] Inauthentic Sites and Our Upcoming Publications
In the future, at least in the short term, we'll continue to highlight Debian issues
List of Debian Suicides & Accidents
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Jens Schmalzing & Debian: rooftop fall, inaccurately described as accident
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
[Teaser] EPO Leaks About EPO Leaks
Yo dawg!
IBM: We Are No Longer Pro-Nazi (Not Anymore)
Historically, IBM has had a nazi problem
Bad faith: attacking a volunteer at a time of grief, disrespect for the sanctity of human life
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Bad faith: how many Debian Developers really committed suicide?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, April 21, 2024
IRC logs for Sunday, April 21, 2024
A History of Frivolous Filings and Heavy Drug Use
So the militant was psychotic due to copious amounts of marijuana
Bad faith: suicide, stigma and tarnishing
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
UDRP Legitimate interests: EU whistleblower directive, workplace health & safety concerns
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 21/04/2024: Earth Day Coming, Day of Rest, Excess Deaths Hidden by Manipulation
Links for the day
Bad faith: no communication before opening WIPO UDRP case
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Bad faith: real origins of harassment and evidence
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 21/04/2024: Censorship Abundant, More Decisions to Quit Social Control Media
Links for the day
Bad faith: Debian Community domain used for harassment after WIPO seizure
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
If Red Hat/IBM Was a Restaurant...
Two hours ago in thelayoff.com
Why We Republish Articles From Debian Disguised.Work (Formerly Debian.Community)
articles at disguised.work aren't easy to find
Google: We Run and Fund Diversity Programs, Please Ignore How Our Own Staff Behaves
censorship is done by the recipients of the grants
Paul Tagliamonte & Debian Outreachy OPW dating
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Disguised.Work unmasked, Debian-private fresh leaks
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
[Meme] Fake European Patents Helped Fund the War on Ukraine
The European Patent Office (EPO) does not serve the interests of Europe
European Patent Office (EPO) Has Serious Safety Issues, This New Report Highlights Some of Them
9-page document that was released to staff a couple of days ago
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, April 20, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, April 20, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
Microsoft-Run FUD Machine Wants Nobody to Pay Attention to Microsoft Getting Cracked All the Time
Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD) is the business model of "modern" media
Torvalds Fed Up With "AI" Passing Fad, Calls It "Autocorrect on Steroids."
and Microsoft pretends that it is speaking for Linux
Gemini Links 21/04/2024: Minecraft Ruined
Links for the day
Links 20/04/2024: Apple is Censoring China’s App Store for the Communist Party of China
Links for the day
Links 20/04/2024: Accessibility in Gemini and Focus Time
Links for the day
Congratulations to Debian Project Leader (DPL) Andreas Tille
It would not be insincere to say that Debian has issues and those issues need to be tackled, eventually
20 April: Hitler's Birthday, Debian Project Leader Election Results
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
September 11: Axel Beckert (ETH Zurich) attacks American freedoms
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
20,000 victims of unauthorized Swiss legal insurance scheme
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Matthew Garrett, Cambridge & Debian: female colleague was afraid
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
David Graeber, village wives & Debian Outreachy internships
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Neil McGovern & Ruby Central part ways
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Links 20/04/2024: Chinese Diplomacy and 'Dangerous New Course on BGP Security'
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, April 19, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, April 19, 2024
The Latest Wave of Microsoft Crime, Bribes, and Fraud
Microsoft is still an evil, highly corrupt company