Microsoft blocks 50,000 license keys to fight piracy

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In the fight against software piracy, Microsoft Germany has blocked 50,000 licensekey that were illegally sold on the internet.

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#2

If M$ made their stuff a bit cheaper there would be any of the keys around.


#3

Haha.
Even if a legal key was only $1, there are still some people who would try and use a pirated key for free. :slight_smile:


#4

I agree 100%.
Plus, MS should have kept its old practice. Nowdays if you buy an OS then it is only for one PC. (SIC!) And for that price.


#5

Given their history on such matters, I wonder how many legitimate keys will be blocked by accident?


#6

I miss the old days when you didn’t have to “activate” Microsoft programs online. If you bough a copy of office, you could use it 100% anonymously, without Microsoft ever knowing you even exist. Now, every time you turn on your Windows-based computer, Microsoft presumably knows it.

When in doubt, don’t use anything Microsoft. Or better yet, don’t use anything proprietary.


#7

TSJnachos - you better watch out! Microsoft has you on their hit list! You’ve been targeted for termination!


#8

Actually all software companies (plus God knows who) knows everything about us, users. Who the heck’s aware of what kind of information is passed through our home networks.
I don’t deal with this question as I can not prevent anything, even if I have the most sophisticated systems.

So, 👎 all who watch.