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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Microsoft Sues Makers Of Fake Windows Labels

Microsoft has filed suit against eight companies, accusing them of making counterfeit certificate of authenticity labels, the holographic stickers attached to software packaging and computers to prove the contents are actual non-pirated versions of MS software. These are the first suits of this kind. From the Seattle PI article:
The suits were filed in federal court in seven states. Named in the suits are Monarch Technology Inc. of San Clemente, Calif.; Kenneth Xu of Union City, Calif.; Era Limited of Lake Zurich, Ill.; Micro Info Tech (USA) Corp. of Edison, N.J.; Affordable Computer Warehouse of Clinton, N.Y.; Warp Systems/Computers LLC of Raleigh, N.C.; Master Computer Inc. of State College, Pa.; and Software Provisions of Vancouver, Wash.

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