Microsoft Watch: Russian Principal: Case Dismissed
Feb 17, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)
"Today, a Russian judge dismissed the Microsoft piracy case
against school principal Alexander Ponosov.
"A verdict had been expected today in the prosecution that
started on Jan. 9. The piracy case drew national headlines
following a personal plea from former Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for mercy in the case.
Ponosov is principal of the secondary school in the village of