novica at bagra.net.mk
Sat Aug 30 00:29:08 UTC 2003
Three years ago, Microsoft negotiated a $3 million settlement with the
government of Macedonia, one of the single largest abusers of intellectual
property rights in this tiny country. More than 1 percent of Macedonia's
GDP is said by various observers to be derived from software and digital
Microsoft's office in Skopje, Macedonia, is so new, in fact, that media
requests are now being handled through a local PR agency, Publicis.
According to spokesman Sasho Duljanov, Microsoft will try to appease the
locals by, "developing programs for support of educational institutions,"
and through "...transfer of IT know-how to users through local
Fools speak because they have to say something.
Wise speak because they have something to say.
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