license mis-use question

I’m sure that nobody on her is a lawyer or anything but I would like to post somewhat of a legal question anyway.

Hypothetically speaking, what kind of trouble could a client/enduser get into if they somehow came across a solution providers license, one with full development capabilites, and decided to use said license to use tools such as the upgrade tool kits, or fix/developer areas of the application that they would not otherwise have access to?

As I mentioned above this is purely hypothetical at this point and I do not have any proof at all. Simply wondering if something like this would be worth investigation.

Thanks

You will find lots of information on this subject at the following site:

http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/

Microsoft used to send Legal Warnings to those company use WinXP (and before) with hardly-legitimate serial numbers.

What happened next is case by case.