I've heard that part of copyright gestalt says that you can't let even the slightest infringement take place or you set the precident for far greater transgression. Which is exactly why this whole engagement should be less of an alarm to copyright advocates than it is to anti-industrial complex supporters. I'm not a fan of Microsoft's tactics, to be sure, but they're not alone in their stance on these issues in big business. It's time for the humanist revolt -- Microsoft, RIAA, MPAA, all of them are on a far more slippery slope than ever before: alienating more existing customers every day than they are recruiting new ones.
I wonder what Mike Rowe's development platform-of-choice happens to be?