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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mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

The Russian government doesn't recognize the same rights that Western countries value.


You mean like mandatory filtering of internet access?

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TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

lol Or getting jailed without trial for years without the need to even explain why ? Or maybe kidnap or kill people in foreign countries ? Or bombing kids, ooops bombing collateral damages...

lol I'm a bit confused which western values he's talking about ;-)

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