Windows Genuine Advantage exposes U.S. counterfeiters

What caught my attention in a press release by Microsoft today, is that a local guy here in Hawaii was on the list of people Microsoft is going after, allegedly Billy Williams of Kailua, Hawaii is one of eight individuals that Microsoft is going after in a big way. Doing a Google search shows that this guy has has some net trouble before. I am sure this will make the news here, but oh man to have the heat of Microsoft upon you is not a good thing.

On March 15, 2006, Microsoft began legal proceedings against eight companies and individuals for allegedly marketing counterfeit software. In the cases listed here, customers used Windows(r) Genuine Advantage to report the alleged marketing of non-genuine Microsoft(r) software-including sales from online auction sites such as eBay.