Microsoft India fined for using `money power’

The Delhi High Court has asked Microsoft Corporation to shell out Rs 800,000 ($16,000) for choosing to fight Search helpers in the Indian capital even though they originated in other cities.


The order came after the court found that the alleged violations occurred in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Mumbai.

Not only did the court note that Microsoft had offices in these cities, but it also said the company was using “money power” to “harass” the defendants, who would have to travel to Delhi to fight the cases.

The court was hearing Microsoft Corporation’s plea against four different defendants, alleging violation of copyright on grounds of suspicion that they were using pirated software.

Microsoft said it was fighting the cases in Delhi as it has its office in the national capital.

The court will hear the matter further on Jan 18 next year.


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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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