Fake Windows, Ersatz Dos, Angry Uncle Sam

For months, the unlikely focus of software giant Microsoft Corp.'s wrath was an apartment building in a grim working-class suburb of Taipei. From there, a group of Taiwanese allegedly masterminded one of the largest and most sophisticated software piracy rings ever uncovered. Microsoft's three-month investigation culminated in January, when local police stormed the building and seized Fong Shu-gwong and 5,000 counterfeit packages of Microsoft's Windows and MS-DOS programs stacked throughout his apartment--including in the shower.

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