Microsoft Sues Testing Materials Vendor

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Mark Hatfield, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. 8/17/2006 -- Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against testing materials
    vendor Test King, alleging that the company is illegally selling the actual
    answers to its certification exams.

    The suit, filed last week in Federal District Court in Seattle, claims that
    the "defendants have provided and are providing, without license or
    permission from Microsoft, the original copyrighted exam content from
    Microsoft Certification Exams."

    Microsoft has always taken its certification programs seriously because it
    helps assure continued sales and proper support of its products. Apparently,
    according to the suit, Test King is helping candidates cheat -- at
    Microsoft's expense.

    --

    Mark
    --
    "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
    Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
     
    Mark Hatfield, Aug 26, 2006
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  2. I was wondering when that would happen. I know they have gone after a few
    braindump vendors over the years, and I am always happy to see the a$$fnckers
    shut down!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Mark Hatfield" wrote:

    > 8/17/2006 -- Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against testing materials
    > vendor Test King, alleging that the company is illegally selling the actual
    > answers to its certification exams.
    >
    > The suit, filed last week in Federal District Court in Seattle, claims that
    > the "defendants have provided and are providing, without license or
    > permission from Microsoft, the original copyrighted exam content from
    > Microsoft Certification Exams."
    >
    > Microsoft has always taken its certification programs seriously because it
    > helps assure continued sales and proper support of its products. Apparently,
    > according to the suit, Test King is helping candidates cheat -- at
    > Microsoft's expense.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mark
    > --
    > "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
    > Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 26, 2006
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  3. I wonder if they win the lawsuit and shut down the web site if Microsoft
    gets a copy of the customer database to see who bought their products. That
    would be interesting.

    Mark

    "Montreal MCSA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I was wondering when that would happen. I know they have gone after a few
    > braindump vendors over the years, and I am always happy to see the

    a$$fnckers
    > shut down!
    >
    > M
    > --
    > MDG, MCSA
    > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "Mark Hatfield" wrote:
    >
    > > 8/17/2006 -- Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against testing

    materials
    > > vendor Test King, alleging that the company is illegally selling the

    actual
    > > answers to its certification exams.
    > >
    > > The suit, filed last week in Federal District Court in Seattle, claims

    that
    > > the "defendants have provided and are providing, without license or
    > > permission from Microsoft, the original copyrighted exam content from
    > > Microsoft Certification Exams."
    > >
    > > Microsoft has always taken its certification programs seriously because

    it
    > > helps assure continued sales and proper support of its products.

    Apparently,
    > > according to the suit, Test King is helping candidates cheat -- at
    > > Microsoft's expense.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Mark
    > > --
    > > "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
    > > Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    Mark Hatfield, Aug 26, 2006
    #3
  4. Oh what a great idea! I wonder how we can lobby Microsoft to insist on that!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Mark Hatfield" wrote:

    > I wonder if they win the lawsuit and shut down the web site if Microsoft
    > gets a copy of the customer database to see who bought their products. That
    > would be interesting.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    > "Montreal MCSA" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I was wondering when that would happen. I know they have gone after a few
    > > braindump vendors over the years, and I am always happy to see the

    > a$$fnckers
    > > shut down!
    > >
    > > M
    > > --
    > > MDG, MCSA
    > > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    > > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    > >
    > >
    > > "Mark Hatfield" wrote:
    > >
    > > > 8/17/2006 -- Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against testing

    > materials
    > > > vendor Test King, alleging that the company is illegally selling the

    > actual
    > > > answers to its certification exams.
    > > >
    > > > The suit, filed last week in Federal District Court in Seattle, claims

    > that
    > > > the "defendants have provided and are providing, without license or
    > > > permission from Microsoft, the original copyrighted exam content from
    > > > Microsoft Certification Exams."
    > > >
    > > > Microsoft has always taken its certification programs seriously because

    > it
    > > > helps assure continued sales and proper support of its products.

    > Apparently,
    > > > according to the suit, Test King is helping candidates cheat -- at
    > > > Microsoft's expense.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > Mark
    > > > --
    > > > "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
    > > > Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 26, 2006
    #4
  5. Mark Hatfield

    Guest Guest

    Just added a bit more news that popped up on the 23rd. It's in the MCSE NG,
    interesting read.

    And yeah, from what I understand, M$ will get access to all of their
    information and bank accounts if all goes well.
     
    Guest, Aug 28, 2006
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