Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Microsoft to Grant Free Licenses to Russian NGO's

Microsoft announced that it will introduce a new type of the software license that should allow NGO's in Russia and certain other countries to legally use Microsoft products free of charge. The move followed an article in The New York Times saying Russian authorities use copyright law as a tool for suppressing dissent. According to the article, the Russian police often raid “undesirable” NGO's and confiscate their computers under the pretext of searching for pirated Microsoft software.


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