Microsoft Uses DMCA To Block Many Links To Competing Open Office

Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 18, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
Yechdirt; By Mike Masnick
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Another day, another example of excessive DMCA takedown actions. The latest is that Microsoft has been issuing DMCA takedowns to Google directing the search engine to remove links to Open Office. Open Office, of course, is the open source competitor to Microsoft, and Microsoft has no copyright-related rights over it. As TorrentFreak points out, this does not appear to be a one-off occurrence.

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