Microsoft Sues China Retailer For Piracy

With over 78% of software in China being pirated, Microsoft is finally going after some of those responsible. A retailer in China, Shanghai Gome and Buynow, is being sued by Microsoft for selling computers with pirated copies of Windows and Office. Will this solve anything over there? I doubt it, with Chinas lax anti-piracy laws. But, it’s a start.

Microsoft is boosting efforts to counter unauthorized use of its software in China, which surpassed the U.S. last year as the world’s biggest market for personal computers. About 78 percent of software in China was pirated in 2010, according to estimates by the Business Software Alliance.