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Microsoft Wins a Round Against Piracy

In its latest round of fighting piracy and unauthorized distribution, Microsoft has announced that it has won two legal battles in Ohio and Texas.

The company announced yesterday, that it has been awarded a total of $2,817,828 in settlements and judgments stemming from legal actions against 10 Ohio resellers for the alleged distribution of counterfeit software.

In addition the company will receive a total of $1.4 million in settlements and judgments stemming from legal actions it has taken against nine Texas resellers for the alleged distribution of counterfeit software.

According to a statement from Microsoft, the company has taken these actions to protect unsuspecting consumers from the harmful ramifications of acquiring bogus software.

Microsoft will contribute the net proceeds of its anti-piracy recoveries to nonprofit organizations to help curb the negative impact that software piracy and criminal counterfeiting have on local communities worldwide.