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The bilge rats issued a press release statin': Microsoft Corp. today announced Global Anti-Piracy Day, a simultaneous launch of education initiatives and enforcement actions in 49 countries on six continents to combat the sophisticated, illegal trade of pirated and counterfeit software. The programs announced today include intellectual property awareness campaigns, engagements with partner businesses, educational forums, local law enforcement training, and new legal actions against alleged software counterfeiters and pirates.
As part of the event, Microsoft is highlighting recent antipiracy efforts in 49 countries, ranging from the filing of lawsuits in the U.S. to a seminar for journalists in Pakistan. It's the kind of thing that Microsoft does all the time, although the company is aiming for some added ink by grouping together so many actions at once. "One of the things we want to illustrate with this announcement is the diverse nature of the work," associate general counsel David Finn said in an interview from Singapore. The third pillar of Microsoft's efforts is its engineering work, adding programs like Windows Genuine Advantage that are designed to make it harder--and less rewarding--to copy Microsoft's products.
Originally posted by vapedson
Massive companies need to quit fighting these type of things and learn to embrace them. Adapt and overcome. There are tons of ways to make money and use "pirating" methods of data transfer to the advantage of the big companies.
They are stuck in old ways and trying to fight the internet....
It's so silly that people think they are screwing misicians by downloading music. The reality is that the record labels already milk them dry and they reap almost 99.9% of the profits from CDs.
The RIAA and groups that fight piracy are the true pirates screwing over the musicians...
Long live thepiratebay.org