Microsoft Declares October 21 as Anti Piracy Day

Microsoft announced Global Anti-Piracy Day to raise awareness among educators about the importance of teaching students about innovation and the cost of piracy, the launch of an employee anti-piracy ambassador program at Microsoft Italy, and the donation of computers seized from dishonest computer dealers to a local charity in Indonesia. Also taking place are local law enforcement training sessions and numerous legal actions against software counterfeiters and pirates.

October 21, 2008

Microsoft is celebrating October 21 as Global Anti-Piracy Day but contrary to what you may think, this event is not all about educating consumers the ill-effects of software piracy.

Microsoft will instead use this as a platform to step up legal action against software pirates though raids by local law enforcement agencies and by filing civil cases against pirates across the globe. Details here.