(To your first question: ask Robert Metcalfe (3com), Charles H. Ferguson etc. To your second question: drones. -- Welcome to the real world)
But true, this has little to do with skype.
The root comment in this thread suggests that Microsoft might be centralizing Skype so that it can scrape trade secrets out of phone calls. That sentiment is based on a preposterous misapprehension about how international law works.
There isn't really anything that is called "international law", as such. There are agreements between nations, and those agreements are what they are.