Microsoft wins China piracy case

A Beijing court has ordered two Chinese comapnies to pay $100,000 (£60,000) to Microsoft for illegally using company's software, a Chinese news agency reported. The case is the first for Microsoft in China, where software piracy is rife.

A Beijing court has ordered two Chinese comapnies to pay $100,000 (£60,000) to Microsoft for illegally using company's software, a Chinese news agency reported. The case is the first for Microsoft in China, where software piracy is rife. Experts said the case may set a precedent there.