Microsoft sues eight eBay pirates

Posted on Thursday, Mar 16 2006 @ 22:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VNU Net writes Microsoft has filed lawsuits against 8 individuals that allegedly sell pirated software on eBay.
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.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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