Lawsuit calls Microsoft's antipiracy tool spyware

A computer user is suing Microsoft Corp. over the company's Windows Genuine Advantage antipiracy tool, alleging that it violates laws against spyware.

The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle, seeks class action status for claims that Microsoft didn't adequately disclose details of the tool when it was delivered to PC users through the company's Automatic Update system. Lawsuit calls Microsoft's anti-piracy tool spyware

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 30th June 2006 1:28AM