Among the buyers are, apparently, some folks who help run Microsoft, or at least folks who made a lot of money from the software giant, and at least one California legislator is a little steamed. While he does not actually say, "Dis is a nice little business you got here. Be a shame if anything were to...eh...happen, you know? Do you smell smoke? I smell smoke," he definitely captures the tone quite well.
I don't think this will end well for the California legislature if it gets pushed too far. For one, I don't know that Microsoft founder Bill Gates rides horses, rendering that tactic inapplicable. For another, if it comes down to lawyers and money (sometimes known as a "2/3 Zevon"), Gates is a man who really does have a dollar for every time someone called him a nerd, and then some. California? Not so much.