On Saturday 28 October 2006 02:27 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> MS Office antipiracy checks to become mandatory
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | The company's Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program will require
> | mandatory validation of Office software on Friday, the software
> | vendor quietly disclosed on Thursday. After that date, any Office
> | Online templates downloaded from within the Office 2007 Microsoft
> | Office System applications will require validation of legitimacy.
> Among home users, the piracy levels of Office are vast. With Open Source
> and free software out there, very few will choose to spend the money on
> licences. Wait and watch.
Then they are not doing enough.
Their checks should cover ALL MS Office programs, right back to Office 97
and before. If it ain't valid, make it stop working, I say!
(There again, you might detect an ulterior motive!)