Sunday, March 26, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Wins Design Patent Case In China
Uber Suspends Self-driving Car Program After Arizona Acident
LG's Mobile Payment Service Coming Soon
Samsung Backs Away From Restructuring Plan, Gears Up For Galaxy S8 Release
Microsoft Delivers Telemetry-free Windows 10 To China
Samsung Plans To Release New Curved TVs
ASUS STRIX GD30 Gaming Desktop Released
New Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus Available On Amazon
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Microsoft Takes Legal Actions to Thwart Software Pirates in Tennessee


"..Microsoft today announced that, in an effort to protect consumers and legitimate software distributors from the harmful impact of software piracy, the company has filed software piracy lawsuits against four Tennessee resellers. The lawsuits allege that the companies distributed counterfeit and/or infringing Microsoft software.

The high-tech industry is important to Tennessee's economy, and software piracy is seriously impacting economic growth in the state. According to a study published by the American Electronics Association in 1997, Tennessee's high-tech employment is on the rise with more than 42,000 people working in the technology industry. In 1998, software piracy cost the state an estimated 2,656 jobs, resulting in lost wages and salaries of more than $72 million, according to a study by International Planning & Research Corp. The study additionally reported that the drain on tax revenues from software piracy amounted to nearly $12 million -- money that otherwise could have contributed to local and state improvement projects.

Microsoft's investigations into the distribution of pirated software are often a result of tips to the company's anti-piracy hot line. These tips are often phoned in from resellers or consumers who acquire suspicious software. Many distributors of counterfeit software continue to distribute unauthorized Microsoft software even after receiving a written request from Microsoft to stop unlawful activities.

All four of the lawsuits allege copyright violations and trademark infringements due to the alleged distribution of counterfeit copies of Microsoft software or software components to investigators and/or customers.."



Previous
Next
Indiana University bans Napster after Metallica lawsuit        All News        Japan to Ease Sony Playstation2 Export Controls
Indiana University bans Napster after Metallica lawsuit     Optical Storage News      Japan to Ease Sony Playstation2 Export Controls

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Announces Patent License Agreement with Toyota
Adobe, Microsoft To Offer Solutions That Share Sales Data
Microsoft and Steelcase Present Concepts For The Future Workplace
Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit
Microsoft Announces Intune for Education And New Windows 10 PCs for School
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .