The titanically huge mega-corporation Google yesterday took time out from its record-setting-most-money-ever lobbying of Congress to admit – accidentally, perhaps – that the systemic, wholesale stealing of which it is so fond is a lousy thing to do.
Which is more than a little ironic – in many, many ways. For instance, Google has ramped up further still their massive lobbying efforts – in large part to get a law passed that would make it much easier for them to steal the very thing they now admit they shouldn’t be stealing.
The items being stolen – are patents. The bill Google wants passed is the Through-the-Looking-Glass-misnamed Innovation Act – which would strip mine the ability of patent holders to defend themselves against people stealing their stuff. Like Google.
So when Google published this yesterday, it certainly seemed strange. More