Microsoft and counterfeits

Just been sent a press release with an interesting bit of info in the Notes to Editors:

Microsoft is today unveiling its own research highlighting the impact of counterfeit software on consumers. Microsoft has received over a 150,000 reports from consumers in the past two years detailing their negative experiences with counterfeit software.  That number is double the amount from previous years. Counterfeit copies of software expose customers to viruses, fraud, data loss or damage, critical computer failures and more. In many instances malicious code was found to have been deliberately placed on counterfeit products at the point of manufacture, begging questions as to who is behind these operations, and with what intentions.

Hmmm, sort of.

Are Microsoft saying that if you pay for their software in full, they’ll fully indemnify you against viruses, fraud, data loss or damage, critical computer failures and more? Thought not.

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