Microsoft advises mock-police on software theft

Gregory to play The Bill

Microsoft anti-piracy manager David Gregory has been approached by Pearson Television to be a technical advisor on a future episode of ITV's police drama The Bill. Looking tired after days of crushing counterfeit software and talking and walking around this year's CTS event in Birmingham, Gregory admitted he had been approach to help out the scriptwriters. A spokesperson in The Bill press office confirmed that the writers were looking for help on the software piracy issue, as they believed it would be a "good story line" for the show. "It's a good indication of how serious the issue of software piracy has become," said Gregory, nursing his feet on a comfy sofa of The Metropole Hotel. "It should be good fun." Gregory was last seen talking to his snouts. ®

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