Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Nov 2006 19:27 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Microsoft "Buried in a Knowledge Base article that Microsoft published to the Web on November 14 are details of Microsoft's plans to combat Office 2007 piracy via new Office Genuine Advantage lockdowns. Microsoft's intentions are clear: Just as it is doing with Vista, Microsoft plans to incorporate what basically amounts to a 'kill switch' into Office 2007. Office 2007 users who can't or won't pass activation muster within a set time period will be moved into 'reduced-functionality mode', according to Microsoft."
Permalink for comment 183955
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
That's OK
by Fennec_Fox on Mon 20th Nov 2006 20:37 UTC
Member since:

Regardless of what you think of MS, they are just trying to make life for pirates more difficult... The tool itself might have some glitches, but intentions are not bad in this case. And may be some of those running pirated versions of the program will consider alternatives...

Reply Score: 3