However, this (intentionally contrarian) article takes a stab at advancing the other side of the issue:
What a bunch of crybabies! I am talking about the whiners who feel America Online is doing something terrible by locking out the users of Trillian, a multi-service instant-messaging client.Hmph. So what ever happened to the original spirit of the Internet, where standards, sharing, and interconnecting networks was king?
It's not the first time AOL has done this and probably won't be the last. But it's in the right. Trillian's developers should relent, immediately, and stop hacking into the AOL network.