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Microsoft Steps Up Pursuit of Software Pirates


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Microsoft has filed 20 more lawsuits against alleged software pirates, launched an antipiracy Web site.

Microsoft Wednesday continued its efforts to stop people from pirating or using pirated versions of its software. The company launched a Web site and also revealed that it has filed 20 more lawsuits against people it claims are dealing counterfeit or pirated software in 13 states.

The new Web site provides information for how customers can tell whether software is genuine. It shows examples of suspicious packaging and other clues that can help alert users if they're buying the real deal or a fake copy of Windows or other Microsoft software.


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