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Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability of Unilateral Software License for Eligible Organizations

Author: Nancy Anderson, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Sales Group, Microsoft, Published on: 6 December 2010

Microsoft is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a unilateral software license for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and small, independent media operating in the following 12 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam...With the existence of this license, Microsoft is clearly articulating its position that we do not wish to engage in anti-piracy actions against NGOs and small, independent media in these 12 countries that are using Microsoft software for their business needs...

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