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The Marketplace Report: Microsoft Fights OS Piracy
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The Marketplace Report: Microsoft Fights OS Piracy

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The Marketplace Report: Microsoft Fights OS Piracy

The Marketplace Report: Microsoft Fights OS Piracy
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NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Bob Moon of Marketplace about a decision by Microsoft to require customers to verify they have a valid copy of an operating system before allowing them to download updates from its Web site. Officials for the software giant say the move will boost Internet security — and it may prompt those using illegal copies of its popular Windows software to buy legitimate copies.

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