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Thread: Microsoft Sued Over WGA Program

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    Microsoft is the target of a class action lawsuit after a California man sued the company over violations of spyware statutes for its Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program. The suit was filed Monday in a U.S. District Court in Seattle.

    The case revolves around the WGA Notifications component, which was rolled out last November in a pilot phase, and officially launched worldwide earlier this week. The feature originally had a "phone home" functionality that caused computers to connect with Microsoft servers each day and check for updated configuration files.

    Source: http://www.betanews.com/article/Micr...ram/1151615015
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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    I take it he has a legal copy ?

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    If he is going to sue MS.. Well he better have one!

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    lmao

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    Go dude, that should teach them a lesson, why bother making these sort of softwares when they should be concentrating on vista.

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    If you want to remove the phone home part (WGA Notification) check out this program: http://www.firewallleaktester.com/removewga.htm
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    be a bit difficult because he actually has to accept the wga

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    but what choice does he have....no = no full updates from m$.....

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    if he has a legit copy he wouldnt get any notifications anyway it only acts as spyware if its a snide copy so again i cant see his argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavers
    if he has a legit copy he wouldnt get any notifications anyway it only acts as spyware if its a snide copy so again i cant see his argument

    Then why are some users being told their copies of operating system XP are not genuine when in fact they are ?

    Just the first of many lawsuits :

    http://news.google.ca/news/url?sa=t&...cid=1107564819

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