For those who are short on time:
China jailed several counterfeiters for pirating almost $2 billion in Microsoft software. At the end of the article, it states that Microsoft has agreed to spend $1 billion in R&D in China.
Step 1: Hire counterfeiters.
Step 2: Ignore copyright law and look the other way.
Step 2.5: Endure whining and complaining from Micro$0ft.
Step 3: Agree to 'jail' counterfeiters in exchange for bloated R&D budget.
Step 4: Profit!