Redmond King Sends Chinese Hacker to Jail
A Chinese hacker named Hong Lei was arrested during the Beijing Olympics for distributing what was believed to be an "enhanced" version of Windows XP. Apparently, many people are not buying Windows Vista, because Hong Lei's Tomato Garden variety was XP inside with the vanity of Vista. Instead of whipping its incompetent programmers who keep piling up bloated noodle code, the Redmond King decided to take on a more manageable target -- a one man operation which cracked all security measures Microsoft has invented and yet to invent. This time, the vole had the blessings of Chinese armed police. Turned in by Redmond spies, Hong Lei was reportedly dragged away from his computer desk and disappeared from planet earth. Hong's father said he had no idea where the son was, with teary eyes.
But, the Chinese online community is crying foul. They say Bill Gates silently permitted Hong's operations for years, and had effectively put Windows into the public domain. Implied license, laches, estoppel, statute of limitations, case laws -- the Chinese are quick to learn all those American legal hoopla and shell game.
Well, the King can do no wrong, even in China.