All Posts Tagged With: "software piracy"

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Microsoft to Give Free Software to Prevent Rights Abuses

Microsoft is issuing a free, unilateral software license to Russian NGOs and media outlets to try and prevent government authorities from pressuring organizations by confiscating their computers under the guise of the war on piracy.

Sep 14, 2010 | Continued
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International Journalist Group Asks Microsoft to Help Independent Media in Russia

Amid a rising tide of government lawsuits targeting media groups in Russia, the International Federation of Journalists called on Microsoft Corporation to donate software to Russia’s poorest independent media outlets. News media critical of the government are being targeted for using unlicensed software.

Feb 10, 2008 | Continued
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Computers Seized from Independent Newspaper in Togliatti

Law enforcement officers have seized all the computers from the Togliatti Review, an independent Russian newspaper in the Samara oblast. Editors believe the seizure is retribution for a series of articles critical of the United Russia political party.

Feb 3, 2008 | Continued