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On BJP member's complaint, Microsoft auditing KPMG's anti-piracy India work

Vinit Goenka complained to both companies that a KPMG employee "barged in" to his Mumbai recruitment firm without an appointment to check its software

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Microsoft Corp is investigating the methods partner KPMG uses to crack down on the illegal use of its software in India, after a complaint from a senior member of the country's ruling political party, documents seen by Reuters showed. India is one of the US technology firm's biggest markets in Asia, yet over half of all software installed on computers in the country is unlicensed, advocacy group Business Software Alliance said in 2016. A pirated compact disc of Microsoft's Windows 10 can be bought for around $2 in New Delhi, compared with $130 needed to buy the ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 17:45 IST
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