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Microsoft and city of Louisville in talks over software piracy dispute

Phillip Bailey, courier-journal, 9/25/2017

Microsoft is examining Louisville Metro Government use of its software in a piracy dispute that could lead to a hefty bill for the city.

Interim Information Technology Director Grace Simrall, a top aide in Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, said the city and the technology giant are in talks over whether employees used more software than was allotted over the years.

“Microsoft raised the concern about licensing fees, and right now we’re in discussion with our vendor about that,” Simrall said.