Microsoft Starts Legal Action Against “Blue Edition” Pirates

by admin December 4, 2008 at 6:28 pm

The increasing popularity of online auctions created the premises for another worldwide phenomenon: software piracy.

Microsoft didn’t give up the fight against piracy, and recently filed 63 legal actions in 12 countries across the globe against auctioneers selling counterfeit software on the Internet. The cases also include the famous “Blue Edition” of Windows XP, among other pirated software products.

This is the result of months of receiving complaints from customers who had been deceived by the online offers. Microsoft learnt that the Windows XP “Blue Edition” so many have reported to be fake was sold by New Zealand auctioneers to consumers in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K., and the U.S.

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