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Microsoft ditches Office Genuine Advantage

Microsoft has shut down its Office Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program.Microsoft wrote "the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program has been retired", on a Microsoft help and support webpage on 17 December.

December 20, 2010 by

BSA, Microsoft want piracy police

The Business Software Alliance Australia — a group that represents software companies on intellectual property issues — has called for Australian governments to create specialised cyber cops to track down software pirates and bring them to justice.

July 23, 2010 by

Windows Activation Technologies: an unauthorized inside look

Last month, Microsoft rolled out a controversial anti-piracy update for Windows 7. Everything you've read about KB971033 so far, including my report last week, has been based on what Microsoft said it was going to do. But what does this update really do? I took a close look using my best CSI toolkit. Here are the details Microsoft doesn't tell you about.

March 3, 2010 by

Microsoft to push new piracy-detection update to Windows 7 users

Microsoft is planning to push to Windows 7 users a set of anti-piracy updates before the end of February. Called the Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, the Windows Genuine patch is designed to detect more than 70 known and potentially dangerous activation hacks, according to a February 11 post about the update on the Windows Team blog.

February 11, 2010 by

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