News Burst: Microsoft wins UK's largest piracy case

A High Court judgement has found in favour of Microsoft in the UK's largest ever software piracy case.

Ian Tuppen and Subhash (Sibbs) Singh, along with Backslash Distribution Ltd, Taurus Data Services Ltd, Kingswood Services Ltd and Springfields Services Ltd will be forced to compensate Microsoft for the counterfeit software. They will also pay Microsoft's legal bill.

For legal reasons the damages awarded to Microsoft and the value of the haul have not been disclosed. However, Microsoft's anti-piracy manager, David Gregory said: "When we announced a £21m haul of Microsoft Office recently it was stored in a container lorry...We had to lay this haul out at a gymnasium location!"

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