1gor writes "Russian village teacher buys computers for his school. Unknown to him, they contain unlicensed Windows. He is taken to court and might receive up to 5 years of imprisonment. Microsoft's rep office in Russia sais that Ponosov owes 266,000 rubles (about $10,000) of damages to the company. Now Michail Gorbachev begs Bill Gates to "Show mercy" for the teacher."