Jeremy Erwin writes: The Russian Government is using the pretext of software piracy to suppress dissident organizations, seizing computers and shutting down websites, regardless of whether the targeted groups actually use unlicensed software. Similar groups, allied with the government, remain immune to harassment. The New York Times article notes that Microsoft's behavior has not been completely above board.
The computer is to the information industry roughly what the
central power station is to the electrical industry.
-- Peter Drucker