"Say sorry, Bill. Or I sue!"

Lone lady defends herself against Microsoft lawyers and wins. Now she's after Gates' hide.

Lone lady defends herself against Microsoft lawyers and wins. Now she's after Gates' hide.

A Canadian disabled woman is considering suing Microsoft after the software behemoth falsely accused her of piracy, according to press reports. Canadian newswire Canoe reported that the woman, 41-year-old Brenda Avery, wants to sue Microsoft to for damages to her good name and her business, which has since closed. Avery was cleared of piracy by a Canadian judge last week after she single-handedly defended herself against allegations of piracy from the Seattle software giant. Avery's argument that she had no reasonable way of knowing the software she was selling was pirated was accepted by the court. All of the software she sold through her company BrenLor Marketing was supplied to her through apparently reputable suppliers in the US and Cananda. Now Avery wants compensation, and a phone call from Bill Gates to apologise. Canoe quotes her as saying: "This is a man who is giving away millions to needy organisations. He obviously has integrity, but I don't think that's true of his company. Tell Bill to give me a call."