Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Sep 2010 21:16 UTC
Microsoft Piracy is a big problem for large software vendors licensors like Microsoft. As such, the Redmond giant is undertaking several anti-piracy efforts all over the world, and, of course, it attempts to make its software harder to crack through activation and validation. As The New York Times has discovered, however, the prevalence of pirated Microsoft software in Russia is giving the Russian authorities a pretence to raid the offices of outspoken advocacy groups or opposition media - supported by Microsoft lawyers. Update: Microsoft responds with a blog post that says all the right things, including "Microsoft will create a new unilateral software license for NGOs that will ensure they have free, legal copies of our products."
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So the advocacy groups legally buys licensed Microsoft software, and still end up getting screwed over by the government by a pretence that it is pirated software.

Then Microsoft goes and hides, because its not interested in helping the common man from getting screwed over by a government that is using Microsoft's own piracy issues as a cover to stifle dissent.

Guess your on your own from now on, Microsoft is only interested in your $ and nothing else.

More or less shows again how an American company has no interest in the concepts of freedom and democracy, the very things that allowed it to become a company in the first place....

Go Linux....

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