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Well i Saw this Coming...The really getting into the Whole Anti-Piracy thing.

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MICROSOFT is to enhance the product-activation programme in its Office software to make it more like that in Windows.
And it will extend its 'Windows Genuine Advantage' (WGA) programme to send alerts directly to users of pirate software, the company said yesterday.
Rest of the Interesting article here.: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31245
post #2 of 34
I wonder what they are going to use to generate the pop-ups? Messenger service? We all turn that off anyway (or completely rip it out). Or some other service that we can do the same thing to?

At least they mentioned targetting the people who are making a profit from piracy, the movie and recording industries should do the same.
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They will Install another ActiveX that cant be disabled most probably.
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Finally. Maybe they'll stop whining about all the pirated windows copies out there then.
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Wow, they should get over it. They make enough money as it is. As long as there is data, people will always pirate it.
     
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Originally Posted by claymanhb
Wow, they should get over it. They make enough money as it is. As long as there is data, people will always pirate it.
yes that is the case.
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There's always ways to disable things, and will always be people trying to make cracks for software. I guarantee there's more hackers and crackers out there than there are programmers working for Microsoft!
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There's always ways to disable things, and will always be people trying to make cracks for software. I guarantee there's more hackers and crackers out there than there are programmers working for Microsoft!
Yeah its a Well known Fact i do not Endorse hacking but People make the Java Hacks to get around WGA.
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Yeah as long as they continue to code in the current laguages then theres still going to be private leaks and ways around things. Like stated above, as long as there is data, people will pirate it. I don't think this will help M$ much in the long run.
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