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Microsoft awarded 410,000 yuan over copyright lawsuit
Beijing No.1 Intermediate Court recently made its first-instance judgment over Microsoft’s allegation against Beijing Newsmy, a renowned Chinese supplier of portable digital devices, on using 42 sets of unauthorized Microsoft products including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, the first kind of lawsuit against end customers for using pirated software by Microsoft, ordered the defendant to stop infringement and indemnify 410,000 yuan in damages.
“If the user purchase one set of genuine software, it means he can only use on one computer, otherwise, he violates license agreement and thus infringe the copyright.” says Tan Ruiqiong, a legal counsel from Microsoft.
(From China Report Intellectual Property)