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2012, 1:17 PM
Microsoft (MSFT) is accusing 4 state-owned Chinese firms of using pirated copies of its...
Microsoft (MSFT) is accusing 4 state-owned Chinese firms of using pirated copies of its software, and has asked the government to put an end to it. 84% of China Railway Construction's copies of Office are unlicensed, Microsoft alleges, as are 97% of its Windows Server copies. Rampant piracy has made it hard for Microsoft to profit from China, now the world's biggest PC market. The Business Software Alliance claims China's illegal software market is 3x the size of its legal software market.