A woman was convicted by the Supreme Court of Spain, after they found her guilty of using a Windows operating system and a tricky Office package, that is, without the official license of the product.

The woman lives in Vallecas, south of Madrid, and was prosecuted in 2017, when an inspection by the Spanish National Police found that two of the eight computers in her business, a call center, had pirated Windows 7 and Office packages installed without license.

The sentence he received was six months in prison for a crime against intellectual property and a fine of 3,600 euros. The Supreme Court ratified the sentence in the third instance, first handed down by a Madrid court and then confirmed by a Provincial Court.

Since the 2015 legal reform, Spain condemns intellectual property crimes with greater force. Although most computers come with a Windows license, if you don’t have a license, it can be purchased individually, but Windows 10 can also be used without registering a license.

This use is legal, but it has some limitations such as the watermark and not being able to change the appearance settings.

In that sense, Office has an online version that can be used for free. Alternatively, you can use Google Docs, Libre Office, SoftMaker FreeOffice, Only Office, among others for free.

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