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Software piracy costs state

...high-tech industry, Georgia has a major stake in reducing software piracy. About 1,800 of those lost jobs would have been...president of Microsoft Americas. "As the data shows, software piracy is far from a victimless crime." Microsoft executives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/24/bus_259774.shtml
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Leader of software piracy ring sentenced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A co-leader of an Internet software piracy group that authorities say was responsible for billions of dollars in lost sales was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/18/tec_345730.shtml
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Government to crackdown on software pirates

...Thursday to crack down on their own software piracy, and it directed the nation's...offices. "We are declaring war on software piracy," Vice President Al Gore said...any organization, there can be software piracy problems if there are not broad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/02/tec_240699.shtml
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Microsoft sues 10 companies for piracy

CHICAGO -- Microsoft Corp. expanded its national crackdown against software piracy by filing separate federal lawsuits against 10 Chicago-area companies, accusing them of selling counterfeit Windows software...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/05/tec_255283.shtml
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Microsoft releases Windows 98 in China

...regional director of Microsoft Greater China. Microsoft believes the use of pre-installed software will cut down on software piracy. The computer makers installing the latest Microsoft operating system are Legend, Founder and Tontru. Microsoft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/02/tec_237855.shtml
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Microsoft makes way to pay for PC by the hour

...consumers in developing countries, where Microsoft is eager to find new money-making opportunities but is battling software piracy and other barriers. Redmond-based Microsoft, working with computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. and others, plans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/22/liv_82415.shtml
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...news agency. Russia has come under increasing pressure, particularly from the United States, to do more to tackle software piracy. Washington says Russia is the world's second largest producer of counterfeit music and video products after China...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/08/ent_371998.shtml
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Companies face piracy charges

...amount. "I didn't know that it was counterfeit," said Michelle Qian, former owner of the now-defunct company. Software piracy, the making or selling of counterfeit computer software, is on the rise throughout the state, according to government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/17/tec_295797.shtml
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Romania emerges as new world nexus of cybercrime. Eds

...the former regime, when the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu saw computers as a way to advance communist ideology. Software piracy took firm hold during the Soviet era, when Romanians too poor to buy licensed software simply copied it. Today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/21/liv_397889.shtml
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Software number could be used to trace electronic documents

...registers. The industry claims annual losses from software piracy at more than $11.4 billion. "If they suddenly...it gives them evidence for court that there's software piracy," Smith said. Bennett said Microsoft was looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/08/tec_255579.shtml
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