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Source: NYTimes.com
 
Date: 11/06/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/technology/07piracy.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize how Microsoft deals with piracy?
  • Why is fighting piracy so important to Microsoft?
  • What are the criticisms of this strategy?
  • What are the ethical and social issues related to piracy?
  • Are there alternative strategies for the firm to follow that would solve the problem?

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