Microsoft Steps Up Pursuit of Software Pirates
Microsoft announced Wednesday in its continued effort to stop piracy, and people from using pirated versions of its software it has filed 20 more lawsuits. Microsoft has launched a Web site, and also stated that it has filed the additional 20 lawsuits against people in 13 states. The states include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia, Microsoft said it has been systematically investigating and filing lawsuits over the past two years against individuals or companies it believes is illegally counterfeit or pirated versions of its software. Company's included so far are F.A.R., Bisdex and Computer America in Alabama; Ben's Hobby Computers and Ram Computers in Georgia; Cyber Cycle in Illinois; TNT Auto Glass and Computer Repair in Mississippi; and Puterology in New York.