Microsoft To China: Ask Your Four Firms To Stop Piracy

Posted on Sep 21 2012 - 6:27am by Editorial Staff

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Bloomberg citing “three people familiar with the situation” is reporting that the software giant Microsoft has asked China to stop the alleged use of pirated versions of its Office software by China National Petroleum and three other state-owned companies. Microsoft filed the complaint against CNPC, China Post Group, China Railway Construction Corp. and Travelsky Technology Ltd.

Here are the supposed piracy rates, according to Bloomberg report:

  • CNPC account for 40% piracy of Office and Windows Server
  • China Railway Construction accounts for 84% Office piracy
  • China Post accounts for 93% Office piracy
  • TravelSky accounts for nearly complete Office piracy

According to a China Railway Construction spokesperson states that the figures are “greatly exaggerated,” but does allow for ”the possibility [that] some subsidiary units may have used unauthorized software.”

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