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China Firm Sues Microsoft for Not Paying for Software


A Chinese company called Zhongyi Electronics is suing Microsoft claiming that for the last 10 years Microsoft has been using its software without paying for it.

 Ah, sweet irony. Microsoft has been fighting China’s ubiquitous pirates at least that long.

 Zhongyi’s software lets Internet users type in Roman letters and transliterates them into Chinese characters. Its potentially pricey claims would cover Windows 98, 2000 and XP. Microsoft apparently licensed the software for Windows 95 in 1998.


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