Microsoft sues software-subscription service

By Derek Sooman on December 18, 2005, 3:24 PM
Microsoft is suing a software-subscription service, alleging that its organisers obtained Microsoft Action Pack Subscriptions, and then tried to sell the software on Internet auction sites. The company contends that nine people in California, Maryland, New York, Texas and Virginia falsified information to receive program benefits and software titles multiple times. The subscription program provides partners with discounted Microsoft software for product evaluation and internal use it was never intended for resale.

"Our honest partners have asked us to intervene to help protect those who abide by laws and rules governing software use and distribution," said Mary Jo Schrade, a senior attorney at Microsoft. "We want to protect the business of honest resellers and try to ensure a level playing field for our partners."

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mentaljedi said:
Microsoft is either sueing or is being sued. I wonder what it's legal bill is? ANyone can guess? I have no idea but its probably very big!
EsTeBaNo said:
Oh Well They Deserve it ... So it wasnt right they falsified the program and tried to get program benefitsand then tried to resell it...Nothing is for free.
cyrax said:
Oh, this is rich, Isn't that really how windows handles its business? Bruteforcing everyone seems to be their only way to express themsevles
Bartzy said:
Heh, Microsoft suing ! That's new.Oh, wait. They are suing someone who illegaly used their software ? Damn, I tohught its something related to theft of patents etc. So they don't really have any patents registered ? That's bad...And more seriously,For my opinion companies should not deal with that kind of stuff. Sane and moderate organizations like RIAA, that is not sane (for music), and BSA, that is not sane as well (for software) should do that. Sanity to the rescue !
omer718 said:
They have the right to sue and someone doing something wrong diserves to be sued!!
PanicX said:
Not really much to complain about there. Criminals are pirating software; they're now receving the legal ramifications. The only alternative to suing them would be to have FBI raid their homes and businesses. I personally would prefer that the FBI spend its time on violent criminals instead of copyright infringement.
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