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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Microsoft unleashes lawsuits, raids in piracy crackdown
« on: December 06, 2009, 07:49:38 am »
http://www.physorg.com/news179160647.html

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All told, Microsoft said it has launched some 300 "enforcement actions," which include civil suits and raids in about 70 countries worldwide. The company also is drawing attention to the "forensic labs" in nine cities, designed to detect counterfeit software.

Microsoft's Windows software dominates the global market for personal computer operating systems, providing a solid anchor for the company's other offerings, such as the Office suite of word processing, spreadsheet and other tools.

But rampant piracy has periodically taken a significant bite out the company's quarterly results.

Microsoft said Thursday that the crackdown includes raids by China's Copyright Administration against 12 companies there charged with counterfeiting software, and the filing of a lawsuit against a local "system builder for hard-disk loading piracy."

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said it also filed four civil legal actions in India, coupled with four "criminal market sweeps."

Pirated copies of Microsoft's latest iteration of Windows, Windows 7, can be purchased on the black market in India for as little as $1, according to recent media reports. Windows 7 was released in October, and Microsoft is counting on it to help burnish its image following a relatively poor reception for its predecessor, Windows Vista.

While a relatively small percentage of Microsoft's sales occur in developing markets such as China and India, the company is looking to them to provide future growth.

As it was only a few days ago that a microsoft executive announced that Windows 7 doesn't suffer from piracy, this should leave someone with a very red face.  :gum:

Also see - http://forum.winmxworld.com/index.php/topic,9125.0.html

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Re: Microsoft unleashes lawsuits, raids in piracy crackdown
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 07:25:57 pm »
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Pirated copies of Microsoft's latest iteration of Windows, Windows 7, can be purchased on the black market in India for as little as $1

They can can be gotten from the comfort of your own pc chair for as little as 0$ & come in a lot more stable and secure condition  :D
      

Offline Bluey_412

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Re: Microsoft unleashes lawsuits, raids in piracy crackdown
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 01:38:04 am »
and they may not have such a problem if their pricing structure did not spell out the word GR$$D so blatantly...
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