Новица Наков novica at
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 
content piracy. 

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


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