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1976-01-31   An open letter to hobbyists  More  More  [PDFs]
1976-03-22   The enthusiasts  More  More  More
1976-10-xx   Homebrewery vs the software priesthood  [PDF]

1977-06-xx   The software dilemma  [PDF]

1978-07-31   Final Report of New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works  [PDF]

1980-12-04   Bill (H.R. 6933) safeguards computer programs  More  [PDFs]

1981-05-xx   How can we stop software piracy?  [PDF]

1982-07-xx   Microsoft sues

1983-01-05   Battling The Computer Pirates
1983-11-21   Backup-copy firms lower the pirate flag  [PDF]

1984-07-31   The Software Piracy Battle

1987-08-20   Microsoft Warns Of Counterfeits

1988-10-14   Business Firms Unite: Business Software Association

1990-11-16   Milli Vanilli Didn't Sing Its Pop Hits - See document  More  More

1991-05-22   BSA announces raids and legal actions against end users
1991-08-08   Milli Vanilli Fans Get Refund Offer - See document  More  More

1992-01-13   Apple Computer joins the Business Software Alliance
1992-06-11   FBI raids computer service  More  More
1992-07-24   Though Illegal, Copied Software Is Now Common
1992-10-12   US Makes Commercial Software Piracy a Felony  More  More
1992-12-17   Federal agents raid dorm, seize computer equipment

1993-02-05   Large BBS Raided by FBI  More  More  More  More  More  More
1993-02-19   Allegedly Counterfeit Software Is Seized

1994-06-28   Sweeping Series of Police Raids Across the United States

1995-11-15   Software Anti-Theft Raid Nets $1 Million of Stolen Software
1995-12-18   FBI nabs suspected AutoCAD software counterfeiter

1996-01-12   Novell and Microsoft Settle Largest BBS Piracy Case Ever
1996-02-01   Autodesk Anti-Theft Recoveries Top $20 Million
1996-03-13   Microsoft Awarded $8 Million Judgment in Software Piracy Case
1996-03-21   Microsoft Launches Anti-Piracy Campaign in the Northeast
1996-06-13   Autodesk Wins its Largest-Ever Software Piracy Settlement
1996-07-08   Microsoft Confronts Software Pirates in Texas
1996-07-18   Wholesaler Convicted in Software-Piracy Case Scheduled to Begin Jail Term
1996-09-19   Microsoft Applauds Arrest Of Key Suspect In Massive Software Piracy Case
1996-10-25   Consumer Tips Lead to Lawsuits Against Five Firms Suspected of Software Piracy

1997-01-22   Software Pirate Joins Autodesk's Anti-Theft Battle  More
1997-01-28   SEGA applauds FBI "Cyber Strike"
1997-02-05   Microsoft Files Lawsuit against Canadian Company Suspected of Counterfeiting
1997-03-18   Microsoft Files Suit Against Internet Software Pirate
1997-04-04   Microsoft files lawsuit against Ottawa computer reseller for alleged hard disk loading
1997-04-29   Largest Seizure of Suspected Counterfeit Microsoft Products in Canadian History
1997-05-19   Microsoft Settles Lawsuit Against Seattle Network Reseller
1997-05-29   Microsoft Files Suit for Alleged Counterfeiting, Hard Disk Loading by Ontario Company
1997-06-12   Nintendo obtains relief against illegal game copying devices
1997-07-02   Microsoft Launches Campaign To Protect Consumers From Server Product Piracy
1997-07-10   Microsoft Pursues Software Pirates at Computer Swap Meets
1997-07-30   Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Former Solution Provider
1997-08-27   Microsoft Launches Server Anti-Piracy Campaign in Canada
1997-09-09   Microsoft Files Suit Against Former Authorized Education Reseller
1997-09-24   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Three Southern California Computer Resellers
1997-09-30   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Eight Los Angeles-Area Computer Resellers
1997-11-18   Armed Robbery Involves Theft of Microsoft CD-ROMs, Certificates of Authenticity
1997-11-26   Microsoft Settles Lawsuit Against Seattle-Area Software Reseller
1997-12-03   Microsoft Files Record Number of Software Piracy Lawsuits
1997-12-16   Sony Files Lawsuits Against PlayStation Disc Counterfeiters

1998-01-14   Autodesk Settles Piracy Cases Against Two Midwest Firms
1998-01-28   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Six Northern California Computer Resellers
1998-01-28   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Three New York Computer Resellers
1998-01-28   Microsoft Files Three Software Piracy Lawsuits In New England Undercover Sweep
1998-02-19   Microsoft Fights Latest Form of Software Piracy
1998-02-26   Copyright Term Extension Act - See document  More  More  More
1998-03-05   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Five San Francisco-Area Computer Resellers
1998-03-16   Early-Morning Raid Breaks Up Counterfeit Software Manufacturing
1998-03-18   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Two Vancouver, B.C., Computer Resellers
1998-04-08   Microsoft Files Record Nine Lawsuits in Mid-Atlantic Anti-Piracy Sweep
1998-05-08   Mickey Mouse Slated to Become Public Property - See document
1998-06-22   Electronic Arts, Turkish Customs Net Thousands of Counterfeit Video Game Products
1998-07-22   Burglary Hits Microsoft Manufacturing Plant in Europe for Second Time
1998-08-12   Microsoft Stops a New Form of Software Piracy
1998-09-11   Microsoft Honors Baldwin Park Police Department
1998-09-14   Software Piracy Deprived California Economy of $2.5 Billion in 1997
1998-09-14   Software Piracy Cost Arizona More Than $180 Million in 1997
1998-09-29   Microsoft Files Cases Under New Arizona Anti-Counterfeiting Law
1998-10-07   Software Piracy Deprived Texas Economy of Nearly $1 Billion in 1997
1998-10-07   Sony Announces Destruction of Counterfeit PlayStation Software
1998-10-14   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Five California Resellers, Alleging Software Piracy
1998-10-26   Microsoft Files Four Software Piracy Lawsuits In First North Carolina Undercover Sweep
1998-10-08   Digital Millennium Copyright Act - See document  [PDF]  More  More
1998-10-08   Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act - See document  More  More
1998-10-29   President Bill Clinton signs term extension act - See document
1998-10-30   Copyright Reminder - See document
1998-11-12   Counterfeit OEM Windows 98 Threatens Legitimate OEMs, Customers
1998-11-16   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Five Missouri Resellers, Alleging Software Piracy
1998-11-18   Software Piracy Drained Alabama Economy of Nearly $140 Million in 1997
1998-11-18   Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against Ten New York and New Jersey Resellers
1998-11-23   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Portland-Area Resellers In Oregon Anti-Piracy Sweep
1998-12-02   Software Piracy Drained Massachusetts Economy Of Nearly $900 Million in 1997
1998-12-09   Microsoft Extends Anti-Piracy Features in Office 2000
1998-12-10   Corel Corporation Joins Business Software Alliance
1998-12-16   Microsoft Investigative Efforts Turn Up Counterfeit Software in Alabama

1999-01-11   Software Piracy Cost Minnesota Economy Over 3,000 Jobs And $340 Million in 1997
1999-01-21   Microsoft Files Lawsuits on Behalf of New England Customers
1999-02-01   Software Piracy Cost Illinois Economy Over $560 Million in 1997
1999-02-03   Software Piracy Cost DC and Surrounding States More than $1.4 Billion in 1997
1999-02-04   Major Manufacturing Site of Alleged Counterfeit Microsoft Software Shut Down
1999-02-05   Software Piracy Drained Pennsylvania Economy Of Nearly $560 Million in 1997
1999-02-09   Software Piracy Cost Nevada Economy More Than $70 Million in 1997
1999-02-10   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Three Resellers in Minnesota
1999-02-11   Software Piracy Deprived Montana Economy of Over $17 Million In Lost Wages in 1997
1999-02-16   Software Piracy Drains Utah Economy of More Than $206 Million in 1997
1999-02-16   Software Piracy in Maryland Amounts to Nearly $450 Million
1999-02-23   Economic Impact of Software Piracy in Virginia Tops $900 Million
1999-03-02   Microsoft Files Its First Software Piracy Claims in Illinois
1999-03-04   Microsoft Files First Software Piracy Lawsuits in Nevada
1999-03-09   Software Piracy Cost Washington State Economy $719 Million
1999-03-16   Software Piracy Pummels Florida to the Tune of $490 Million
1999-03-16   Microsoft Files Its First Software Piracy Claims in Utah
1999-03-22   Software Piracy Deprives Kansas Economy of More Than $92 Million in 1997
1999-03-23   Microsoft Files Its First Software Piracy Lawsuits in Michigan
1999-04-01   Software Piracy Drained More Than $440 Million From Ohio Economy
1999-04-06   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Lawsuits in Maryland and Virginia
1999-04-07   Microsoft Files Lawsuits in Washington For Alleged Distribution of Counterfeit Software
1999-04-08   Microsoft Takes Action Against Nine Companies in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey
1999-04-12   Software Piracy Robbed Indiana's Economy of More Than $200 Million
1999-04-14   Microsoft Files Its First Piracy Lawsuits in Kansas, Continues Anti-Piracy Efforts in Missouri
1999-04-21   Software Piracy in Georgia Amounts to an Economic Loss Of Nearly $450 Million
1999-04-22   Software Piracy Robbed More Than $100 Million From Nebraska Economy
1999-04-23   Software Piracy Deprived Iowa Economy of More Than $97 Million
1999-04-26   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Lawsuits on Behalf of Customers And Resellers in Ohio
1999-04-28   Microsoft Announces 15 Civil Lawsuits in Largest Sweep in Florida
1999-05-14   Microsoft Applauds Washington State's New Anti-Counterfeiting Law
1999-05-19   Microsoft Files Its First Software Piracy Lawsuits in Indiana
1999-06-04   Microsoft Applauds Indictment of Leaders in Alleged Criminal Counterfeiting Ring
1999-06-15   Microsoft Files Lawsuits Against Software Distributors in San Diego
1999-06-17   Microsoft to Host "Be Sure It Is Legal" Day in San Diego
1999-06-29   Microsoft Files Eight Software Piracy Claims in New England
1999-06-29   Microsoft to Donate $25 Million From Software Piracy Recoveries
1999-07-07   Microsoft Files Actions Against Three Bay Area Companies
1999-07-21   Microsoft Battles Distribution of Counterfeit Software Licenses
1999-07-23   Microsoft Applauds Federal Initiative To Combat Theft of Intellectual Property
1999-08-05   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Lawsuits Against Five Houston-Based Resellers
1999-08-05   Microsoft Files Actions Against Five Georgia Businesses For Counterfeit Software
1999-08-18   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Complaints Against Five New York Businesses
1999-09-02   Microsoft-Sponsored Study Shows 21 States Suffer From Rising Piracy
1999-09-08   Microsoft Takes Action Against Five New Jersey Businesses For Distributing Pirated Software
1999-09-09   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Actions Against Five Oklahoma Resellers
1999-09-15   Microsoft Alleges That Four Utah Businesses Distributed Counterfeit Software
1999-09-21   Microsoft Files Software Piracy Actions Against Five Pennsylvania Resellers
1999-09-22   Microsoft Exposes Worldwide Internet Scam
1999-09-23   Microsoft Files Suits Against Five Minnesota Resellers
1999-09-23   Microsoft Moves to Thwart Software Piracy in Oregon
1999-09-29   Microsoft Attempts to Reduce Widespread Software Piracy in Nevada
1999-09-30   Microsoft Cites Need for Principles to Govern E-Commerce, Protect Intellectual Property
1999-10-05   Microsoft Files Actions Against Five Resellers in Florida
1999-10-06   Microsoft Charges Five Louisiana Resellers With Software Counterfeiting
1999-10-06   Microsoft Files Actions Against Five New York Businesses
1999-10-14   Microsoft Files Suit Against Five Illinois Businesses
1991-10-15   Microsoft Applauds Order in California to Prevent Software Piracy in State Government
1999-10-15   Microsoft Alleges That Four Northern California Companies Distributed Counterfeit Software
1999-10-20   Microsoft Takes Action Against Five Resellers in Virginia and West Virginia
1999-10-20   Microsoft Files Suit Against Five Los Angeles Area Resellers For Alleged Software Piracy
1999-10-21   Microsoft Charges Five South Carolina Resellers With Illegal Software Distribution
1999-10-21   Microsoft Acts to Curb Software Piracy in Ohio
1999-10-27   Microsoft Works to Thwart Software Piracy in Connecticut and Rhode Island
1999-12-08   Microsoft Takes a Bite Out of Software Fraud on the Internet
1999-12-13   Microsoft Donates Recoveries From Software Piracy Lawsuits to Local Charities

2000-02-10   Microsoft Incorporates New Anti-Piracy Technologies In Windows 2000, Office 2000
2000-02-10   Microsoft Alleges That Four Massachusetts Businesses Distributed Counterfeit Software
2000-02-14   Twelve Arrested for the Manufacture and Distribution of Counterfeit Microsoft Software
2000-02-23   Microsoft Moves to Combat Software Piracy in Mississippi and Alabama
2000-02-29   Microsoft Alleges Four Missouri Businesses Distributed Counterfeit Software
2000-03-02   Microsoft Takes Action Against Five Resellers in Arizona and New Mexico
2000-03-08   Microsoft Acts to Thwart Software Piracy in Wisconsin
2000-03-13   Microsoft Praises Colorado's Order To Prevent Software Piracy in State Government
2000-03-15   Five Michigan Businesses Allegedly Distributed Counterfeit Microsoft Software
2000-03-15   Microsoft Takes Action Against Three Resellers in Upstate New York
2000-03-15   Microsoft Increases Efforts to Protect Intellectual Property Rights In Washington State
2000-03-29   Microsoft Steps Up Intellectual Property Protection in Maryland
2000-04-03   Microsoft, Adobe Praise Executive Order To Protect Intellectual Property
2000-04-06   Microsoft Increases Anti-Piracy Efforts in Kentucky
2000-04-10   Microsoft Praises New Hampshire's Executive Order To Protect Intellectual Property
2000-04-19   Microsoft Takes Legal Actions to Thwart Software Pirates in Tennessee
2000-04-19   Microsoft Heightens North Carolina Anti-Piracy Efforts
2000-05-03   Microsoft Takes Steps to Protect Consumers In Iowa and Nebraska
2000-06-12   $22 Million of Alleged Counterfeit Microsoft Software Seized in Pennsylvania
2000-06-13   Microsoft Praises IRMA Anti-Piracy Certification Program
2000-06-13   Microsoft and Disctronics Announce Agreement In Software Counterfeiting Action
2000-07-26   Microsoft Donates $300,000 to Los Angeles-Area Boys & Girls Club
2000-08-01   Microsoft Launches Worldwide Campaign to Crack Down on Internet Fraud
2000-08-16   US Customs Cracks Down on Software Counterfeiting in Georgia
2000-09-12   Microsoft Intensifies Efforts to Eradicate Counterfeit Software in California
2000-09-13   Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against Software Pirates in Missouri
2000-09-19   Microsoft Cracks Down on Counterfeit Software Sales in Pennsylvania
2000-09-28   Microsoft Intensifies Efforts to Crack Down On Counterfeit Software in Florida
2000-11-15   Microsoft Takes Legal Action to Thwart Software Piracy in Phoenix
2000-11-16   Microsoft's Legal Actions Help Protect Maryland Consumers
2000-11-16   Microsoft Protects Texas Consumers From Obtaining Counterfeit Software
2000-11-21   Boom in Holiday E-Commerce Brings Fear of Increased Consumer Fraud
2000-11-28   Microsoft Helps Ohio Consumers Avoid Becoming Victims Of Software Piracy
2000-11-29   Microsoft Works Hand-in-Hand With Government in Combating Piracy Industry
2000-12-06   Microsoft Makes $1 Million Donation To Los Angeles-Area Elementary School

2001-01-09   Microsoft Praises Florida Executive Order To Prevent Software Piracy
2001-02-01   Federal Court in Illinois Awards Microsoft $1.5 Million In Software Piracy Case
2001-02-02   Microsoft Anti-Piracy Solutions Extended to Versions of Office, Windows and Visio
2001-02-15   Texas Resellers to Pay Over $1.4 Million to Microsoft for Software Piracy
2001-02-15   Ohio Area Resellers to Pay More Than $2.8 Million For Distribution of Counterfeit Software
2001-03-07   Denver Software Resellers to Pay $400,000 to Microsoft for Software Piracy
2001-04-02   Microsoft Intensifies Worldwide Campaign Against Piracy and Criminal Counterfeiting
2001-05-03   Microsoft Takes Legal Actions to Thwart Software Piracy in South Florida
2001-05-16   Michigan Resellers to Pay More Than $1.2 Million To Microsoft for Software Piracy
2001-05-17   Washington State Resellers to Pay More Than $300,000 to Microsoft
2001-05-17   Microsoft Takes Legal Action to Prevent Software Piracy in Minnesota
2001-07-12   Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against Southeast Software Businesses
2001-07-26   Microsoft Takes Legal Actions in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma
2001-08-16   Microsoft Takes Legal Action to Curb Software Piracy in New York City
2001-10-19   How Software Piracy Undermines Economic Recovery
2001-10-25   Microsoft Works to Protect Windows XP From Counterfeiters and Software Pirates
2001-11-16   Largest Counterfeit Software Seizure in U.S. History

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