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Windows 7: Continuing the Fight Against Piracy.

06 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Continuing the Fight Against Piracy.

I wanted to add my thoughts to the blog following Alex’s departure from Microsoft last week, and give our readers a little bit of insight into our focus for the new year.
Alex, you’ve been a key part of Microsoft’s anti-piracy efforts for many years and I think I speak for the company in saying a heartfelt thank you for your years of service. I personally enjoyed having you on my staff – your depth of experience and strategic insights have been invaluable, and we all extend best wishes to you in your new venture. I’m sure we’ll cross paths many times in the future - we’re certainly not slowing down in our efforts to combat piracy, and I’m sure that is the same with you.
Looking forward, Microsoft needs to continue its leadership in fighting piracy – for its own benefit and for the industry, but most importantly for customers. After closing out 2009 in December with a global Consumer Action Day, we kick off 2010 with our commitment to continue our fight against piracy, especially with Microsoft’s investment in its Genuine Software Initiative, which focuses efforts on three strategic areas:
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Continuing the Fight Against Piracy - Genuine Windows Blog - The Windows Blog

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06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Some interesting comments
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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Some interesting comments
i was just gonna say that hehe
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07 Jan 2010   #4

@Home/Work: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

That sounds to me like an old german fantasy novel... "The Neverending Story" maybe?
Thanks for the news JMH. Let's see what Microsoft can do this time. :)
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07 Jan 2010   #5


Technet Sub = no more personal piracy problems

EULA is something else entirely...
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07 Jan 2010   #6
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I love Microsoft and I love everything it does but there is still the fact that their applications and operation systems are far too much expensive for consumers in the Middle East which is where I come from, I simply can't afford to buy an operating system for over 1000 EGP, that's an insane price for a software in a poor country like Egypt..
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07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Technet Sub = no more personal piracy problems

EULA is something else entirely...
Totally agree...getting a technet sub stopped my evil ways
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08 Jan 2010   #8

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi thre
having looked at the proposed pricing of Office 2010 the article here on Piracy Prevention just "doesn't compute".

It won't be long before ms Office 2010 hits "The usual places".

It's only by making the pricing AFFORDABLE and realistic that you will avoid piracy -- you can't solve this problem with Technology -- it doesn't matter what you do the Pirates can always invent a new get around.

The Infrastructure and burocracy of most organisations means there's a whole set of convoluted hoops that have to be gone through before development begins or "counter measures" can be taken.

The Pirates have no such restrictions -- so it doesn't really matter whatever MS does if the price is too high.

Trying to stop Piracy with the present pricing systems is just about on par with attempting to stop the tides.

Lots of Torrent sites are still broadcasting loud and clear in spite of all sorts of even BIASED courts trying to shut them down.

"Morality" or other human relational behaviour patterns doesn't enter in to it. It's simply a fact of life -- if a product CAN be obtained relatively painlessly almost for nothing then its going to be done.

I agree taking out a technet subscription is the best way for people on these types of Forums -- but even here this can cost more money than people have in many countries of the world.

BTW to prevent any mis understanding here -- I do NOT condone obtaining these products via torrents etc -- I'm merely stating why torrents exist and will continue to do so and no amount of technology will solve the problem apart from shutting down the ENTIRE Internet - which is never going to happen.

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08 Jan 2010   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Technet Sub = no more personal piracy problems

EULA is something else entirely...
Ditto SE ..
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi Tews

-- for people like us getting a technet subscription is the obvious answer -- but we aren't normally likely to be big torrent users anyway -- I can't say I've NEVER used a torrent

I think a lot of us did during the pre RTM releases of W7 and always intended to get a LEGAL copy of W7 at the official release time.

However the issue is pricing -- 100 USD is a LOT of money for many many people in the middle East, Asia, China etc (and for some even even in Iceland at the moment -- about the only time in recent years I've seen people out on the streets protesting in a dark cold winters evening about the repayment terms of the failed banks to UK and Netherlands).

Technology won't actually solve the problem.

Actually it would be really interesting if MS embraced the "Cloud" concept and started going down the Open Source road. Look at companies like Red Hat and Novell who are essentially delivering a FREELY available Linux OS.

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