belinda barnet on Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:34:55 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> work that meme

just wanted to inspire some talk about the recent happenings in adelaide,
australia. seems microsoft is inviting a return to world war II logic over

there was an advertisment/editorial in a newspaper here recently inviting
anyone who knows of pirated microsoft software to inform on their
friends/corporation for a $5000 reward (if the information leads to
prosecution). what the fuck?

i have heard rumour that a court order can be obtained to search computers
if there is a possibility that the evidence may be wiped in the usual 24/36
hour 'warning' period. is this true?

i am not wanting to contribute to the obvious media meme that microsoft is
trying to propogate, but the current air of confusion, fear and
misconception is probably working in their favour anyway. obviously the
software market is saturated over here and microsoft is trying a different
tack. is there anyone out there who knows what is going on? adelaide is
often a testing ground for things in australia and worldwide, being
relatively isolated yet having a reasonably wealthy and informed population
etc.: a petri dish that microsoft has just applied something very scary to.
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