Microsoft traced seven of the alleged pirates through its Windows Genuine Advantage programme which allows users to check the validity of their software online. Several of the defendants were also reported through Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Hotline.
Microsoft claims that it actively monitors eBay and other auction sites for pirated software, and requested the removal of 50,000 listings last year.
Microsoft sues eight eBay pirates
Posted on Thursday, March 16 2006 @ 22:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck