Piracy case collapses in Russia

Friday, 16 February 2007, 12:36 AM EST

A Russian court has thrown out a criminal case against a rural headteacher accused of using pirated Microsoft software in his school.

The court in Perm, some 1000km (620 miles) east of Moscow, dismissed the case of Alexander Ponosov as "trivial". The trial was seen as a response by the authorities to international pressure to crack down on piracy in Russia.

At the BBC.

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