Slashdot is a forum for tech geeks. Chat at Slashdot tends to be less friendly than at the Mudcat, in my opinion. But anyhow, according to This article in the Washington Post, Microsoft is threatening Slashdot, under the provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, with legal action unless slashdot removes certain comments from its discussion forum which they claim violate Microsoft's copyrights or trade secrets or something.
Maybe we don't consider ourselves geeks or nerds here, but if an internet discussion forum is under attack, we might be well advised to pay close attention: the mudcat might be the next forum which is advised to delete chat posts from its archive.
Here is the slashdot discussion which started the fuss.
Here is the slashdot discussion on Microsoft's threat.
Here is a slashdot discussion on news-media reporting of the matter.
Here is a funny cartoon about the matter.