Microsoft Warns Of Counterfeits

The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 1987 -- The Microsoft Corporation said that several thousand counterfeit copies of the Redmond, Wash., company's operating software had been seized from two Northern California businesses. The seizure netted about 30,000 copies of I.B.M. PC DOS, the International Business Machines Corporation's version of the MS-DOS operating system for personal computers.

Microsoft said the search, ordered by a Federal district court, also turned up evidence of a counterfeiting network that sold large quantities of software to distributors in Southern California.

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