Microsoft Software Protection Platform: Effective?

One of the biggest victims of piracy is Windows, and you could even go so far as to say that it's a pirate's dream. People have been running free with illegal copies of Windows for years, and even though Microsoft isn't about to go broke from this thievery by any means, if you just ponder the thousands and thousands of copies of the operating system that are being used illegally, then you can just imagine how much legitimate money Microsoft is losing out on because of piracy. Just because they have money in the bank doesn’t mean that they’re going to turn a blind eye to the problem, and we can see the extent of their seriousness by examining some of what Vista will include.

The Windows Software Protection Platform is something that Microsoft will be executing in order to try and make a dent in the piracy problem. If you think the details of the program sound similar to Windows Genuine Advantage, then you're not alone. The way that Microsoft messes with a user who's running an illegal copy of Windows is actually pretty appropriate without being too restrictive. - Microsoft Software Protection Platform: Effective?

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 20th October 2006 8:06AM