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Microsoft’s anti-piracy efforts in China chalked up a big win last week when Shanghai retailer Ruichuang Network Technology agreed to pay 36 million yuan (£3.6m) to the software giant in compensation for several infringements. The firm posted a statement on its popular 2345.com portal site expressing “profound apologies” to …

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Anonymous Coward

Hearts and Minds

I suppose that this is to a large extent tolarated, and perhaps even encouraged. Network effects and all that. Something rather egregious must happen behind scenes when stuff like this to come to light, and then its still win-win for MS public relations. Our stuff is popular enough to pirate.

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Devil

I need to have my eyesight checked

I think I just saw Lucifer driving down my street on a snowplough.

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3.6 Million ?

A RETAILER has 3.6 MILLION quid in loose cash to pay out a settlement ? That must be one hell of a retailer. What sort of turnover does this guy generate ?

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