Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD Outlines Future Growth Plans
Sony launches New Xperia C4 and Xperia C4 Dual Smartphones
Sharp Roku TV Models Now Available
Facebook To Use IBM's Data Analytics To Offer Targetted Ads
Oculus Rift Shipping Q1 2016
Eurpope Outlines Digital Single Market Strategy, Launches e-commerce Sector Inquiry
U.S. To Probe Apple's Beats Music Deal: Bloomberg
Google Opens Its BigTable Technology To The Public
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
burning
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, December 16, 2005
Microsoft Files 10 Lawsuits Over Software Pirating


Software giant Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it filed 10 lawsuits against companies and people, charging that they sold not-for-resale software to unsuspecting customers.

Seven lawsuits filed against nine individuals from California, Maryland, New York, Texas and Virginia allege breach of a software agreement by which the individuals obtained a number of Microsoft Action Pack Subscriptions (MAPS). The MAPS Initiative is a program that provides partners with discounted Microsoft software packages for product evaluation and internal use. The MAPS-related lawsuits, the first Microsoft has filed, allege egregious abuse of this program by people who have repeatedly and knowingly broken the terms of the agreement. Some of those named in the suits have allegedly attempted to sell software from their subscriptions to consumers through online auction sites.

Three other lawsuits, filed by Microsoft against companies in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, allege counterfeit software abuses.

Consumer complaints helped drive the counterfeiting lawsuits in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In those cases, Microsoft purchased software from each of the defendant companies to test its authenticity in response to consumer complaints. When it was confirmed that the software was illegitimate, Microsoft sent cease-and-desist letters to the companies with educational information about how to operate legally. The lawsuits were filed only after the alleged perpetrators would not change their behavior.

Microsoft said the actions seek to protect Microsoft technology from being pirated.


Previous
Next
Sony's Three-eye Robot        All News        BTC Has a New Slim-type Combo Writer
Sony's Three-eye Robot     General Computing News      NEC Electronics Announces First Certified Wireless USB Controller

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft May Bid For Salesforce
EU court Says Sky Sounds Like Skype
Microsoft Announces New Solutions For IT Professionals
Microsoft Uses Machine Learning To Guess Your Age
Microsoft Patent Describes Emotion Detecting Eyeglasses
Judge Rules in Favor of InterDigital in ITC Action Involving Nokia, Microsoft
Microsoft Cloud Business Drive Company's Profit, Revenue
Microsoft, Yahoo Renew Search Deal
Microsoft Introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM
Microsoft Lens Transforms Your iPhone To A Portable Scanner
Data Requests To Microsoft Decreased
Samsung to Bring Microsoft Services on More Devices

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .