from an ms website
>Pirated software may contain harmful viruses
>Ineligibility for technical support or product upgrades
no more two hour waits on hold with tech support :D
>High legal costs and fines
"who . . . me. nah, i'm just keeping a backup for my friend"
>Software compatibility issues
like netscape and xp
>By spending money on counterfeit software, [money . . . wha?]which is often manufactured by organized criminals[what, like lindows], customers are also inadvertently [nix the 'in'] stifling the growth potential of the [unrelenting monopolies who joyfully break the law and lie under oath in order to squeeze yet one more dollar out of a desicated and chaffed] economy and contributing to the loss of tax revenue [somebody give me a tissue] and employment [of billy's man-servants].