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Are they really? Didn’t you press a button that said “Buy”? Just because they want things to be something else, doesn’t mean that the meaning of the words changed.

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They explain a bit more about what that means here: kagifeedback.org/d/…/75

TL;DR They use multiple sources for search results besides their own indexer, the most obvious one is Google. To lessen dependence on one single search provider they have been adding other sources, one of them is now Brave. That is the whole thing.

On Dec 26, Kagi started including search results from Brave search index, after we previously added Mojeek and Yandex earlier in the year. Brave has a public search api and we currently implemented it for about 10% of queries as a first test (same as any other API we use, there is no mutual development or anything of the sorts). This was announced in our Dec 28 public changelog. Approximately a week later on Jan 5 after several posts on social media about ‘Brave partnership’ the situation escalated.]

So, if you do not like to use Google in the first place, I don’t really understand why lessening the dependence on google would be a bad thing?

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What?!? Pictures Under Glass turns out not to be the most desired solution for controling your car? Who could have guessed? /s

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No, what you describe is called “Rent” or “Lease”. People who press a “Buy” button and buy something, expect to own it. Words have a meaning, and trying to wiggle around this with fine print should be considered fraudulent.

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If I give you the impression that you buy a gold bar, but in reality you get a cheap gold plated metal bar, then that is fraud. It doesn’t matter if it looks and feel the same.

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I can sell a disk to whoever I want. I can lend my disk to a friend. I can play my disk in any player I want. Heck, I’m even allowed to crack the copy right on the disk if that is needed to play it on my device. I have the right to backup my disk to a hard drive.

Don’t pretend Buying a movie online is anything close to buying it on a physical medium. It doesn’t make you look good.

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I think they actually tried to take MS to court, but lost since they had stolen the ideas from Xerox in the first place.

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