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Swap your fakes for genuwine software
But MS UK resellers only need apply
Microsoft UK is offering resellers the chance to replace counterfeit MS programs with a genuine copies.
Under its latest anti-piracy campaign, dealers are invited to send any suspicious software in to Microsoft for assessment.
This is a nice way of ensuring that honest dealers don't get their heads bitten off for buying dodgy software by mistake. It could also be a nice way for dishonest dealers to launder their bootlegs into the genuine articles. Microsoft has, we guess, worked that one out already - this sounds like a scheme for onesies and twosies, not for pallets.
The scheme opens for business on Wednesday. ®