Microsoft sues four for piracy but gets fined by the Indian court

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Here is an interesting piece of news that should supposedly cheer every pirate. Microsoft had filed a lawsuit against pirates in Delhi High Court but the court instead of hearing the case, imposed a fine of Rs. 800,000 ($16,000) on them. The reason for the fine was Microsoft’s apparent abuse of money power and filing a case in Delhi where the defendants hailed from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.

“When the constitution of India provides equality before law, this equality has to be all pervasive and cannot be allowed to be diluted because of money power or lobbying power.”

“One cannot be given liberty to choose a court of his liking because of his money power. There should be one definite court where the suit can be filed by everybody and one cannot hire the services of the court of his choice,” Justice SN Dhingra said.

Furthermore, the court found that Microsoft had offices in very same cities and accused them to “harass” defendants as they would have to travel to Delhi to fight the case.

[ET via Torrentfreak]

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