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posted by janrinok on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-won't-look-we'll-get-law-enforcement-to-do-that dept.

Blackmoore writes:

SN reported last week the story of a search by Microsoft through a reporter's Hotmail account looking for evidence of stolen IP, which resulted in quite a bit of criticism for Microsoft's heavy-handed approach.

Mike Masnick at TechDirt reports that Microsoft and its legal team took the criticism seriously. Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith has now put out a new blog post announcing a complete change in policy, promising that it will not unilaterally look through any Microsoft user's content in search of "stolen" intellectual property. If such a search is thought necessary they will refer the matter to Law Enforcement.

 
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:28PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:28PM (#24425)

    No you didn't. The TechDirt article does not use "inception" anywhere. The title is:

    Kudos: Microsoft Changes Policy, Promises Not To Inspect Customers' Content (Email)

  • (Score: 2) by Blackmoore on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:31PM

    by Blackmoore (57) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:31PM (#24430) Journal

    or i misspelled Inspection. or chose the wrong option in the spell checker.
    either way my fault.