Sunday, November 07, 2010

Microsoft vs. Software Piracy - Inside the War Room - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from an extensive Microsoft anti-piracy snapshot

“It’s part of the geopolitical process,” he said, “and Microsoft has a level of clout that a lot of other folks don’t in Washington and in other countries.”

Mr. Finn argues that Microsoft’s anti-piracy efforts and training of law enforcement are a benefit to countries that want to build out their tech sectors and show they value intellectual property.

“Intellectual property is a critical engine of economic growth,” Mr. Finn says. “That’s not just for large companies, but also for small businesses and entire countries. We work with governments that are realizing this is in their best interests.”

Microsoft vs. Software Piracy - Inside the War Room - NYTimes.com

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