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Pirates of the Digital Millennium: How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy by Jack B. Rochester, John Gantz

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Chapter 4. Inside the Corporate Intellect: A Day at Microsoft

 

Great. I'm glad someone is telling this story. We worked our hearts and souls out designing this software. I hate to see it ripped off.[1]

 
 --Kevin Schofield, Microsoft researcher
 

What do you do when your local retailer is selling Windows 2000 for a fourth of the original price? How about when you suspect one of your competitors to be distributing illegitimate software? Or when you see a Web site offering Certificate of Authenticity (COA) labels without software? The answer is easy—you contact Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Hotline at (800) RU-LEGIT (785-3448). What are they going to do?[2]

 
 --Microsoft invitation to report piracy

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