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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RE: Not gonna happen
by adkilla on Mon 13th Sep 2010 04:00 UTC in reply to "Not gonna happen"
adkilla
Member since:
2005-07-07

Which third world country are you in?

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RE[2]: Not gonna happen
by Kasi on Mon 13th Sep 2010 04:12 in reply to "RE: Not gonna happen"
Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

Which third world country are you in?


Florida

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RE[2]: Not gonna happen
by reduz on Mon 13th Sep 2010 05:58 in reply to "RE: Not gonna happen"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

South America

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RE[3]: Not gonna happen
by Zenja on Mon 13th Sep 2010 06:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Not gonna happen"
Zenja Member since:
2005-07-06

If this was Reddit, you would have been ripped to shreds for calling South America a country.

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