Microsoft wins $1.3m in piracy case


The Federal Court of Australia has awarded Microsoft $1.3 million damages and costs in a software piracy case against PC Club Australia and the company's office-holders.

Sydney-based PC Club Australia, its office-holders, Mymy Lee and Kane Fang and business manager David Lee, have been ordered by the Australian Federal Court to pay the damages after the court found the company had been issuing counterfeit certificates of authenticity for Windows operating system software preloaded on PCs the company sold.

Microsoft Australia's senior corporate attorney, Vanessa Hutley, says the counterfeit certificates came from overseas. Evidence was given during the case of their source and that information had been contributed to ongoing worldwide piracy investigations. Microsoft wins $1.3m in piracy case - Breaking - Technology - smh.com.au

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