C|Net News has a great breakdown of this issue. [here]
C|Net’s Microsoft Blog has more. [here]
Here is the original story in The Stranger.
More in the NY Times.
Now that the bill has been defeated in the Washington State Senate (by a single vote), I no longer have any respect for Microsoft.
Shame on you Microsoft. You are now a complete pariah in my eye. An opportunistic parasite focused on sucking us dry, and not caring about making the world a better place. Your entire bank of social capital has been wiped out by this stupid, and misguided move.