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12:20 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Auctions Targeted In Microsoft [pcworld.com]Counterfeit Crackdown
Microsoft continues to crack down on people it believes are counterfeiting and selling its software. On Thursday the company will add another 63 legal filings in 12 countries against individuals who it says are selling counterfeit Microsoft products.

The 63 actions are against people allegedly selling counterfeit versions of Microsoft Office, Windows XP and other products at online auction sites, said Matt Lundy, senior attorney with Microsoft's anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting team.

Of the cases being filed, 16 are against defendants in the U.S., 12 each in Germany and France, and seven in the U.K. The other cases deal with activity originating in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.

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I'm not a big auction site user, but don't people look for longevity of the seller's profile? It's good that MS got this feedback and can go after these people. However, you'd think more red flags would have gone up before the sales.
 

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