Microsoft teams up with Alibaba to crack down on software piracy in China

Microsoft has partnered with Alibaba to combat software piracy in China. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies calls for Alibaba, the largest online retailer in China, to remove counterfeit versions of Windows from their stores. The agreement puts responsibility on Microsoft to actually find the pirated software.

From Neowin:

Under the agreement that was sent to Neowin, the Alibaba Group will be required to remove any software deemed to be counterfeit that Microsoft finds on the Chinese company's sites. Further, the Alibaba Group will help those who buy counterfeit software obtain compensation from sellers who sold non-legitimate Microsoft software.

Source: Neowin

Joseph Keller