Microsoft sues schools for reselling cheap software

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Microsoft has filed suit against nine schools in Jordan, alleging the schools bought educational-discount licenses Microsoft software, and resold them to Internet retailers, making “millions of dollars” in the process. The software was marked “student media” and “not for resale”. Suits were filed in California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada and Montana, and over 50 cease-and-desist letters sent to other companies. eDirectSoftware.com has already settled with Microsoft for $1 million in cash and property, and now links to instructions on how to tell if your Windows software is “student media” and “not for resale”. Our staff speculates this is an Iqbal-Bibby joint. [GT]

Microsoft Sues Over Resold School Software

Gabrielle Taylor