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Pirated Software: Microsoft Files Suit in Colorado

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Microsoft has filed federal lawsuits against two Colorado companies who allegedly sold pirated Windows and Office software. Microcomp Solutions Inc. of Denver and Computers Plus USA of Grand Junction are accused of pirating software or installing the software on computers. Microsoft was made aware of the problem from system builders who are going out of business because they can’t compete with their competitors selling unlicensed software.

If Microcomp Solutions and Computers Plus USA are found guilty of counterfeiting Windows software they face statutory damages and a maximum fine of $150,000 for each copyright infringement and maximum fine of $1 million for each trademark infringement.