I only say that Microsoft is often given too much credit.
May be true but I think they deserve some.
Copying can be justified in certain manners, but i belive that MS did crossed the line many times.
I dont think its true because there is no line of fire in copying. I can copy what is not protected. What it hurts is when MS copies the final product is sometimes better than original and so it hurts the source person / organization.

Shabbir Bhimani