Microsoft Philippines sued for Piracy!
Now that one’s for the books! A Pasay City School has filed a law suit against Microsoft Philippines for pirating copyrighted material. [ Digg this! ]
The school, Southeastern College (SEC), filed a Php100 Million (~$2.5 Million) copyright infringement case against Redmond giant Microsoft and Microsoft Philippines. The case alleges that Microsoft illegally copied and distributed a copyrighted teacher training manual developed by the school.
The video above is of Atty. Estelito Mendoza, lead counsel of Southeastern College (recorded by INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya).
Microsoft Philippines stated earlier that they tried to settle this dispute with SEC to no avail. It is possible there was offer for compensation but they did not agree on the figures. Must be way below the Php100 Million mark.
This case is the first of its kind in the Philippines against Microsoft and it will be interesting to see how this pans out.