The Associated Press reports that a Russian court found principal Alexander Ponosov guilty of using pirated Microsoft software, and ordered him to pay a fine of $195. The case had been framed by Russian media as a battle between a humble educator and an international corporation. Ponosov was charged with violating intellectual property rights by using classroom computers with bootleg copies of Windows OS and Microsoft Office. ..

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