Microsoft was in court again this week waging its ongoing battle against a Department of Justice warrant for data stored on the company’s servers in Ireland. Microsoft denounced the U.S. government’s “incursion into a foreign sovereign country” and contended it “threatens the privacy of U.S. citizens.” How important is the case?

Microsoft has rallied a long list of tech and media companies to its cause — Apple and Cisco filed an amicus brief, as did Verizon, HP, Salesforce, and eBay, as well as Amazon and Accenture, AT&T and Rackspace, and the Irish government. In one especially odd set of bedfellows, ABC, CNN, NPR, Fox News, the Guardian, and 25 other media groups filed in support of Microsoft.

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