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05/14/2005:"Microsoft Stealing Kids' Thoughts"

Only a company like Microsoft could dream this up. Their U.K. short film competition Thought Thieves asks the people who are probably the biggest perpetrators of intellectual property theft to make a movie about why it's bad. The irony is compounded by this item in the terms & conditions:

Should I be selected as a finalist in this competition, I confirm the following:

7. I will formally licence on terms acceptable to Microsoft, all intellectual property rights in my film and agree to waive all moral rights in relation to my film if requested to do so. I understand that if I do not complete the necessary documentation by the stated date, my entry will be disqualified from the competition.