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Microsoft Alleges Retailers Selling Counterfeit Software

Reuters News Wire (
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:01:00 -0500

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, on Monday said it
sued eight resellers, accusing them of distributing counterfeit copies
of its computer programs.

Many of the lawsuits, filed in Arizona, California, Illinois,
Minnesota and New York against privately held companies, allege that
the resellers sold counterfeit copies of software such as Office 2000
Professional and Windows XP, Microsoft said.

The companies named in the lawsuits are: BWT Industry Technology
Service Inc.; Data Day USA Inc.;; Winvtech
Solutions Inc.; Global Computing Inc.; Ion Technologies Corp.;
Compustar Co.; and Chips & Techs.

Microsoft said it previously filed suits against BWT Industry
Technology Service and Ion Technologies.

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