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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lemur2
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Sounds like you just gave good reason why government should always be very starved of resources. Big government == huge potential for big abuse. Russia suffers from the same problem China has...excessive amounts of people try to get everything they can for as little as possible...it's screw the other guy before he can screw you


Sounds like you just gave a very gave good reason why large corporations should always be very starved of rights. Big business == huge potential for big abuse. America suffers from a fairly unique problem ... tiny numbers of people try to get everything they can for as little as possible...it's screw the other guy all the time.

Edited 2010-09-13 10:36 UTC

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