Microsoft Sues Windows Resellers Alleging PiracyBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Microsoft Corp. filed 26 lawsuits that allege computer dealers sold illegal Microsoft software.
The lawsuits, filed in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and South Carolina, allege that the computer resellers pirated software or installed unlicensed software on computers they sold, Microsoft said.
Microsoft gathered evidence for these cases through the use of a program that is similar to a secret shopper concept. As part of its test purchase program, the company buys hardware and software from computer dealers across the country and then tests the software and software components to determine their authenticity, it said.
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This effort, I think, has much greater chance of success than Windows Genuine (Dis) Advantage.