This is a discussion on MSFT getting tough on foreign counterfeits (good for Linux) - Linux ; Actually this is good for LInux, since RIAA type strict enforcement will make some users drop Windows for Linux. But I doubt MSFT goes after end users like the RIAA has in music, but rather sticks to commercial counterfeiters. BTW ...
Actually this is good for LInux, since RIAA type strict enforcement
will make some users drop Windows for Linux. But I doubt MSFT goes
after end users like the RIAA has in music, but rather sticks to
BTW I bought my copy of Vista, which works and even gets updates (a
sure sign that it works) for $3 while in Asia. From a legitimate
store. For all I know it's not counterfeit (that's my defense if I
Microsoft announces lawsuits
December 11, 2007: 03:07 PM EST
Dec. 11, 2007 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) --
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corporation has
announced legal action aimed at counterfeiting and software piracy in
According to a company news release early Tuesday, the company is
filing 52 lawsuits and referring 22 cases to local law enforcement
agencies. Fifteen of the lawsuits involve what Microsoft says is a
counterfeiting syndicate that was broken up earlier this year in
The legal actions are aimed at resellers accused of selling
counterfeit Microsoft products in various online marketplaces.
Microsoft also is releasing a guide to help consumers spot and avoid
counterfeit software in online shopping.
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