For several months, Joe Peterson, corporate vice president of Microsoft, and his team have been promoting Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLPS) to Chinese enterprises.
Although Microsoft's promotion activities adopted a low profile, they caused a stir among Chinese software companies and netizens. Some netizens thought that SLPS, as a technology that could put an end to piracy, reflects Microsoft's ambition to create a system in China to protect the software industry's intellectual property rights.
Microsoft developed SLPS in July after it acquired Secured Dimensions this January. Sources from Microsoft said that enterprises that adopted SLPS saw their piracy losses fall 5 percent.
For more details, please read the full story in Chinese. (http://www.china-cbn.com/s/n/000004/20071227/000000086025.shtml)
(China.org.cn December 27, 2007)