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Computer Business Review: SFLC Claims Microsoft Users Pay $20

Apr 19, 2007, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Open source legal services firm Software Freedom Law Centre has calculated that Microsoft Windows users pay in the region of $20 per operating system installation to account for patent infringement claims against the software giant.

"The 'patent tax,' as SFLC called it, is based on the amount of money Microsoft has spent on settling patent infringement claims involving Windows and Office over the last three years as well as legal fees during the same period, divided by the estimated number of Windows installations..."

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