In March 2013, Microsoft settled
against Thomas Jack Garcia t/as Central PC of Corio, Victoria who had sold
computers installed with unauthorised copies of Microsoft software on
eBay.  A Microsoft Investigator was supplied a personal computer via
Garcia’s eBay alias (centralpc2012) loaded with unauthorised copies of
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. 
“centralPC2012” had sold at least 85 computers in the period August 2012 to
February 2013, Garcia conceded that each of those computers were installed with
unauthorised Microsoft software.

Further, Garcia conceded that the
unauthorised Microsoft products were installed on computers sold by him using
product keys purchased from websites in China.

Microsoft settled its claim
against Garcia t/as Central PC (eBay seller “centralPC2012”) on payment of
$15,000 damages and undertakings from Garcia not to infringe Microsoft’s
copyright in future.  As part of the undertakings Garcia is to supply
genuine Microsoft replacement products or refund any customer who approaches