Plurk Still Steamed Over Microsoft Code Theft
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Datamation reports that there's probably at least one more chapter to go in the code theft case between Microsoft and Plurk, producer of a Chinese Twitter competitor, even though Microsoft apologized and removed the offending code.
Not good enough. Earlier this week, Microsoft pulled its Chinese Twitter competitor and apologized after being notified that the third-party developer that created it had stolen as much as 80 percent of the code along with the user interface from another microblogging service.
But that apparently wasn't enough for Plurk, the microblogging service done wrong. Theft is theft, after all, apology or not.
"We are currently looking at all possibilities on how to move forward in response to Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) recent apology statement," Alvin Woon, co-founder of Plurk, said in a statement released overnight.
"We are still thinking of pursuing the full extent of our legal options available due [to] the seriousness of the situation. Basically, Microsoft accepts responsibility but they don't offer accountability," Woon's statement continued.