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Microsoft's Options Rendered Via YouTube Copyright Infringement!

While we wait for the Microsoft board to make its decision on what to do next in relation to Yahoo, here are some lovely ripped-off videos from YouTube to keep you entertained.

BoomTown might start only writing about this takeover battle from Hell with musical accompaniment to make things seem more pleasant.

The prospect of a price rise and some substantive talks, reported in The Wall Street Journal today and which BoomTown has been long advocating, is already a good sign.

In any case, the options:

Walking (Nancy Sinatra, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”):

Not Walking (Left Banke, “Walk Away Renee”):

More Money (Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, “Money”):

Less Money (ABBA, “Money, Money, Money”):

Winning Yahoo and Defeating Google (Judy Garland, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”):

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work