Microsoft's Piracy Fight Takes a New Road

by admin March 9, 2006 at 1:46 pm

Microsoft has spent enough time going after software counterfeiters in court, so the company is taking a more proactive stance.

The software giant, whose products are among the most pirated in the world, created the Genuine Software Initiative (GSI) to protect its consumers and resellers from bogus software.

Microsoft said in a statement that GSI will include investments in education, engineering and enforcement, but was not specific about how much money it will pump into these areas to fight pirates.

The company has a section on its Web site devoted to helping users identify counterfeit software. The vendor also pledged to add anti-counterfeiting features to its software.

While the Web is used properly for e-commerce, it has also served as a venue for perpetrators to sell their illegal software.

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