Spain News | Woman Gets Six Months Prison Sentence for Using Pirated Copies of Windows

A woman caught using pirated versions of Windows and Office in a Madrid establishment offering international phone calls has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The Spanish Supreme Court also upheld a $4,400 fine issued by a Madrid court and ordered the woman to pay Microsoft the cost of licenses for the pirated software, which was running on two of the eight computers in her establishment.

Microsoft is apparently cracking down on unauthorized use of its software in Spain.

This has been reported as the first conviction issued by the country’s top court in a piracy case involving intellectual property.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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