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Pirates Steal NEC... Yes, the Whole Company

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A group of Chinese hardware pirates have created a group of factories, a sales force, and even a line of products all under the NEC moniker. Not only did their representatives carry NEC business cards, they:

n the name of NEC, the pirates copied NEC products, and went as far as developing their own range of consumer electronic products - everything from home entertainment centers to MP3 players. They also coordinated manufacturing and distribution, collecting all the proceeds.

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If you really think about it, was really the perfect scam. Microsoft has a number of physical anti-piracy measures in place and the current stature of NEC in the market makes it a great patsy.

Next step in pirating: Faking a company [IHT via TechDirt]

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