THE Junta de Andalucia has agreed to pay Microsoft €12m after being caught using unlicensed software.
The computer giant is to receive the record payout after the regional authority was caught using illegal licenses.
The Junta has confirmed the piracy issue and accepted the out of court fee as a ‘reasonable amount’.
The cost of the software had it been licensed would have been around €27m.
Now PP boss Juan Ignacio Zoido is demanding to know who is responsible for the fraud.
He insisted the case set a very bad example for the region, which according to Microsoft is one of the worst abusers of software licences.