A channel programme Microsoft initiated has led to people stealing its software, the company has alleged.
As part of its Microsoft Easy Fulfilment (MEF) programme, the US company is releasing a CD-Rom and hoping that its distributors and dealers do not take advantage of it.
According to an official Microsoft release, "some distributors are misusing" the MEF system and have ordered software components without licencing agreements.
Microsoft has taken action against a number of channel partners in the US.
But, a UK representative claimed, there were no similar actions planned here.
He said: "Microsoft has not yet decided whether to introduce the component scheme in the UK, so cases might not arise."
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