Is Microsoft Involved in Corruption in China in Genuine Software Trend?

According to the report of local media in China (note: the link is in Chinese), the genuine software trend led by China authority has aroused corrupt, and the officers of Shenyang copyright department, a city in North China, have been punished for their misfeasance in the introduction of genuine software, and Microsoft Inc and its local sales agents are also involved in the scandal.

The Discipline Inspection Committee of CPC in Shenyang City and Shenyang Monitor Department recently investigated a case of forced purchase by cybercafé owner with the pressure from Shenyang Culture and Broadcast Administration. And the investigator claimed the scandal is the inharmonious sound in the construction of software environment, and also an unwise measure damaging the interests of enterprise and social public. The chief office of copyright office of Shenyang Culture and Broadcast Administration Pan Hai Long failed to follow the local regulation “Program on Promoting the Genuine Software Using in Cybercafes” in the administrative act, which demands the group buying, central purchasing and public bidding, and negotiated the purchase price directly with Microsoft accompanied with staffs from the industry association.