The four major advertising giants have signed voluntary codes to help combat online nasties and to improve the integrity of online e-commerce.
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More radio stations under the Super Radio Network family are also alleged to be guilty of using illegal versions of Microsoft and Adobe software.
[UPDATE] Software vendor has dismissed reports it will preinstall its cloud-based office productivity suite in Indonesia, where software piracy is rampant with only 10 percent of Microsoft users using legitimate versions.
Microsoft won a copyright case against two Chinese companies, but was it because of Microsoft’s resolution to fight piracy in China, or just one of the tricks to boost sales in the country?
Chinese analyst says Microsoft China generates over 80 percent of revenue from anti-piracy activities in the territory.
Microsoft is about to crack down on software pirates who exploit its generous MSDN and TechNet programs. If you're a current subscriber, you may get caught in the crossfire.
For the second time in two years, Microsoft has significantly cut the benefits it offers to TechNet subscribers. Will the newly reduced allotments of Windows and Office product keys really reduce piracy or just annoy Microsoft's customers?
Intel could become a huge smartphone player and benefit from PC sales only if it dominates China somehow. Piracy hampers Microsoft.
Microsoft's lawsuit claims that three computer sellers sold preinstalled pirated copies of Windows and is demanding compensation for revenue losses.
Microsoft Australia has chalked up another win in its crusade against those who pirate its products down under as another company yesterday settled with the Redmond giant to the tune of $50,000.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer said that China brings in less revenue than the Netherlands due to piracy.
Microsoft has shut down its Office Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program.Microsoft wrote "the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program has been retired", on a Microsoft help and support webpage on 17 December.
It's always telling to hear what Charles Songhurst, Micrsosoft's General Manager of Corporate Strategy, is focused on. These days, Songhurst is spending most of his time on two areas -- the economics of the cloud and piracy.
The Business Software Alliance Australia — a group that represents software companies on intellectual property issues — has called for Australian governments to create specialised cyber cops to track down software pirates and bring them to justice.
Last month, Microsoft rolled out a controversial anti-piracy update for Windows 7. Everything you've read about KB971033 so far, including my report last week, has been based on what Microsoft said it was going to do. But what does this update really do? I took a close look using my best CSI toolkit. Here are the details Microsoft doesn't tell you about.
Microsoft is planning to push to Windows 7 users a set of anti-piracy updates before the end of February. Called the Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, the Windows Genuine patch is designed to detect more than 70 known and potentially dangerous activation hacks, according to a February 11 post about the update on the Windows Team blog.
update Sim Lim Square collaborates with Microsoft to educate shoppers on "high-end counterfeits"; says own scheme helped lower software piracy.
Last week Microsoft was sued in a Washington district court for allegedly violating privacy laws through its use of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) anti-piracy mechanism in Windows XP. Is WGA a legitimate anti-piracy tool or is it spyware?
Microsoft hasn't won the war on piracy in China, so why not strike before Google and produce a free OS closely aligned to its digital products and services?
Microsoft is adding more "Genuine Advantage" features to its forthcoming Office 2010 release to make the product harder to pirate.
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