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3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 25, 2013, 13:12 jdreyer
 
@Beam,

1. Well, apparently it's against the law in Taiwan, thus the fine. Don't know what the penalties are.

2. I would say this is probably the norm with large corporations, and it's uncharted territory. A couple of examples I noticed yesterday:

First, it turns out Fox News would hire bloggers to counter negative comments on websites, going so far as to using used laptops that connected to the internet via independently purchased 3G accounts so it couldn't be tracked back to Fox.

Second, I went to Anandtech yesterday to read their review of the new AMD 290X. Apparently someone at AMD was waiting with a comment to post once the story went live, and did so immediately in order to get the first comment on the review:

Incredible performance and value from AMD!

The fastest single chip video card in the world. Overall it is faster than the nvidia Titan and only $549! Almost half the price!

Truly great to see the best performance around at a cost that is not bending you over. Battlefield 4 with AMD Mantle just around the corner. These new 290X GPUs are going to be uncontested Kings of the Hill for the Battlefield 4 game. Free battlefield game with the 290X too.Must buy.

Incredible!

Very annoying and dishonest. I'm not sure what exactly can be done about it as I'm not familiar with this kind of law, but this has to be some kind of fraud at the very least.
 
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