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Short Take: Microsoft files nine lawsuits

Microsoft has initiated lawsuits against nine New Jersey and Pennsylvania companies for alleged copyright and trademark infringement, contempt, distribution of counterfeit products, and "hard disk loading," the installation of pirated software on computers that are then sold to customers.

Microsoft has initiated lawsuits against nine New Jersey and Pennsylvania companies for alleged copyright and trademark infringement, contempt, distribution of counterfeit products, and "hard disk loading," the installation of pirated software on computers that are then sold to customers.