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21 Jan, 2004
Microsoft has admitted it took things 'too seriously' when its lawyers threatened a 17-year-old student called Mike Rowe over his domain name.
So, Microsoft admitted it after the case received widespread coverage (a.k.a. bad publicity) on the Internet. Microsoft still demands the domain name.
The Register has a good report on this, Microsoft prepares Mike Rowe legal exit:
It won't be the first time that Microsoft, or any other big company, has backed down in the face of press hostility only to relaunch its efforts once the fuss has died down.Posted by Antony at January 21, 2004 11:41 AM
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