Monday , September 28 2020

And what makes you think Microsoft is a bully?

Maybe stuff like this:

    Mike Rowe thinks it’s funny that his catchy name for a Web site design company sounds a lot like Microsoft.

    ….”Since my name is Mike Rowe, I thought it would be funny to add ‘soft’ to the end of it,” said Rowe, a 17-year-old computer geek and Grade 12 student in Victoria, British Columbia.

    ….Rowe registered the name in August. In November, he received a letter from Microsoft’s Canadian lawyers, Smart & Biggar, informing him he was committing copyright infringement.

    He was advised to transfer the name to the Redmond, Wash.-based corporation.

    ….He wrote back asking to be compensated for giving up his name. Microsoft’s lawyers offered him $10 in U.S. funds. Then he asked for $10,000.

    On Thursday, he received a 25-page letter accusing him of trying to force Microsoft into giving him a large settlement.

    “I never even thought of getting anything out of them,” he said, adding that he only asked for the $10,000 because he was “sort of mad at them for only offering 10 bucks.” [AP]

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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