Microsoft filed lawsuits against counterfeit software dealers to Kill Windows XP 'Blue Edition'

Microsoft filed 63 lawsuits Thursday against online auctioneers in 12 countries who allegedly sold counterfeit Microsoft software on sites including Amazon, eBay and even Microsoft's own shopping network, MSN shopping. Matt Lundy, a senior attorney with Microsoft's anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting team, said the lawsuits highlighted the "ever-increasing" number of counterfeit Microsoft products for sale online. […]

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Microsoft filed 63 lawsuits Thursday against online auctioneers in 12 countries who allegedly sold counterfeit Microsoft software on sites including Amazon, eBay and even Microsoft's own shopping network, MSN shopping. Matt Lundy, a senior attorney with Microsoft's anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting team, said the lawsuits highlighted the "ever-increasing" number of counterfeit Microsoft products for sale online.

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"This is nothing more than counterfeiters burning Microsoft software on recordable DVDs and CDs, then claiming that they're part of Microsoft Blue Edition, which they say is an overrun of a Microsoft marketing program that allows them to sell at such deep discounts," said Lundy. "It's entirely fictional. There is no such thing as 'Blue Edition.'"

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