This news item is from [url="http://news.com.com/Microsoft+buy+comes+with+strings+attached/2100-7350_3-5495994.html"]News.com[/url]. What a twist of fate...
A software company that Microsoft acquired this week to help beef up computer security may come with a bug of its own--a company claiming ownership of the programs.
[url="http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sunbelt-software.com%2Findex.cfm&siteId=3&oId=2100-7350-5495994&ontId=1009&lop=nl.ex"]Sunbelt Software[/url] of Clearwater, Fla., on Friday confirmed reports that it has exclusive rights over certain aspects of the anti-spyware programs Microsoft gained in [url="http://news.com.com/Microsoft+buys+anti-spyware+technology+firm/2100-7350_3-5493756.html?tag=nl"]its acquisition of Giant Company Software[/url] on Thursday.
I actually feel bad for Microsoft. :D