Texas Instruments has reached the heights of stupidity

The latest from the EFF:

it is scandalous that the company continues to send its improper demands to other bloggers and hosting companies. In fact, TI has sent an identical take-down demand to Mr. Smith’s university complaining about the same OS keys having been posted on our client’s student webpage, and demanding that the school take the materials down from that URL.

TI’s abuse of copyright law is disgusting, I’m starting to think I should set up a boycott Texas Instruments website. They clearly have no clue, are very likely breaking the law and obviously have nothing but contempt for their customers. In the meantime my personal boycott remains in effect, no new components, assemblies or other products of any kind from TI will be used in my work or home. I strongly encourage everyone else to boycott TI as well because what they are doing is far worse than the RIAA or MPAA. While I dislike the tactics of the RIAA and MPAA at least they are operating legally, whereas what TI is doing is almost certainly illegal.

2 Replies to “Texas Instruments has reached the heights of stupidity”

  1. I will avoid using TI devices in my designs until they stop this nonsense. You would think TI would ENCOURAGE students and future engineers to use their products. I’m positive this will bite them in the A$$ in the future. As TI losses out to more customer friendly and ENGINEER friendly companies. TI, THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAY RIGHT!


  2. Thank you Thomas,

    I hope they wake up and stop letting some lawyers and managers from the calculator division wreck their reputation.


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