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The Risks of Non-Genuine Microsoft Products:

Legal Costs and Fines

  • Misusing softwae can mean financial penalties and legal cost. Executives of the company can be held individually liable for any copyright infringement within the organization.

  • Civil remedies and criminal penalties apply to manufacturing and distributing illegal programs and fines for individuals or for companies or up to five years imprisonment. Particularly, for companies involved in this type of activity, directors may be personally liable.
Using pirated software is risky because:
  • It often lacks key elements and documentation, and comes with no warranty protection or upgrade options.

  • These untested, counterfeit discs may be infected with viruses that may damage your hard drive and may cripple your entire network.

  • If they copy software at work, users put themselves and their company at risk by pirating a product protected by copyright laws.

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