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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: 2) by VLM on Wednesday April 02 2014, @11:20AM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 02 2014, @11:20AM (#24693)

    Yeah that's why it's a classic "somebody else should do this so I can use it" project.

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