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Seven Proprietary cases Against Microsoft

The Windows 7 Operating System of Microsoft shares the same sentiments with Microsoft Vista, Microsoft XP, and even down to the previous operating systems that Microsoft had released, though Windows 7 is much loved and well embraced by the majority, it, like all the others disbar the user’s and owner’s rights to scan, to examine, to modify, and even to share the Proprietary Software of the item they have already bought.

Microsoft does not face any charges since it claims full legal control over all its users. The trick on this full legal control is on the patents, contracts, and copyrights. With Upon purchasing the license and installing it, the users are required to agree and accept the terms made by Microsoft before they can access and use the product.

Critics say that Microsoft commit abuse to their users in seven ways:

  1. Microsoft poisons education of today as Microsoft spends a hefty amount on marketing to corrupt educational departments to impose their company’s product in all educational means and materials.
  2. Microsoft invades privacy by accessing the hard drives of Microsoft users to inspect its contents. Windows Genuine Advantage is software of Microsoft used to run through the hard drives of Microsoft users even without warning, protected by the agreement upon licensing wherein users are required to accept and agree on Microsoft’s terms before the user can use Windows.
  3. Microsoft dominates by pre installing Windows in almost every computer procured; giving the purchaser a lesser control and freedom to choose the operating system of their choice, and even those who choose to have other operating systems installed, most often it is that Windows was installed first.
  4. Microsoft forces lock-in by regularly making efforts to impose updates on its users from time to time; they remove support for older version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office and timely increases hardware requirements to force upgrade to users and consumers.
  5. Microsoft has been abusing standards by attempting to obstruct the free standardization of document formats, because these formats like OpenDocument would be a great threat to the full control they have now on their users by the proprietary Word formats.
  6. Microsoft enforces Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) with its Windows Media Player, Microsoft, in hand with big media companies have built restrictions on copying and playing media solely into their operating system.
  7. Microsoft is threatening user security by having the software a secret and having all users dependent on Microsoft to solve and fix these problems. Microsoft has a long history of vulnerability, a lot of virus attacks have breached Microsoft users through the years, and again, users are to depend on Microsoft to fix and solve the problems since they have no control and access on the proprietary of the operating system.

Amidst the glorious rise of Microsoft through the success of Windows 7 from the failure of Microsoft Vista, critics has not failed to suggest that even in this success, Microsoft is trashing your freedom.

YouTube Not Liable for Violating Viacom’s Copyrights

YouTube came up as the greatest video sharing platform in February 2005 and has evolved to be something even far beyond that. The company is the heaven as being the best portal around the World Wide Web. It provides you with an opportunity in order to share your videos of unlimited length on the internet without restrictions about sizes. As being a registered member, you can easily upload as many of the videos that you want to. You can even watch unlimited videos even when you are not a registered member.

The case

Viacom presented a case back in 2007 against YouTube in response to their videos, programs and movies were uploaded on YouTube without consent from Viacom. This was taken as a violation of the copyright laws that were with the company and they claimed $ 1billion against the violation and their copyright loss. The videos were uploaded by some of the users registered with the portal and YouTube had nothing to do with the uploading exactly. Like every video that users upload, this one was also uploaded without any hindrance. The case was in the courts for a very long duration until the decision was made.

The verdict

Google ultimately won the long case on behalf of the YouTube. Viacom has given a statement that they are going to appeal against the federal court for the case has been misled into the wrong direction therefore the statement is not accurate. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act saves YouTube from this allegation and that is what Google has used throughout the case in order to pull YouTube out of the issue. There is certainly nothing about the ruling that Viacom would be happy about.

This is certainly not justified that no one from the YouTube executives know about any copyright violation that is occurring on their platform would certainly give a hope to the Viacom officials against which they are planning to move ahead in the federal courts.

The DMCA precisely gives safe edge to all the providers who have no idea of copyright violation that is going under the services that they provide.  They need to fix the issues once you come up with the information about the violation by the copyright holding source. YouTube came up with the justification right away that users contribute to the uploading of the information and the site has a monetary system that asks other users to report about a certain video. The video is checked with respect to the said report and removed in case the violation was there.

Statements from both parties

Google is satisfied with the platform of YouTube being safe through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) against any such claims as the channel contains millions of videos that cannot be screened, the best way to do this is to be reported by the users around the platform and YouTube would certainly take necessary steps against the video. The verdict is considered to be a great step in the circulation of information on the online mediums for people around the world.

Viacom on the contrary is of the point of view that the court was flawed and YouTube is still liable for violating the copyrights that itt holds with it and they still claim to have 1 billion dollars to be paid against the loss that they had. They are still hopeful about the next phase.

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