Saturday, 26 January 2008
Microsoft "outs" SA infringers
The Times reports that Microsoft has publicly exposed eight businesses which it sued for selling illegal software since it started its Genuine Software campaign. Civil settlements totalling over R200,000 have been made with the eight, which are still in business but being monitored. The eight are Millennium Computers (Harrismith), Bitel Computers (Port Shepstone), Computer Concepts (Newcastle), Dautech Computers (Gauteng), Richards Bay Computers, Universal Computers and Ngatia Trading (all from Richards Bay) and A&M Hyperworld (Mpumalanga). All were caught following the making of trap purchases by private investigators and police.