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Microsoft axes Office anti-piracy program

Posted on Monday, December 20 2010 @ 21:57:47 CET by


ComputerWorld writes Microsoft has retired the Office Genuine Advantage service. The company claims the anti-piracy program has been axed because it served its purpose:
Microsoft last week killed an anti-piracy service that checked whether customers were running legal copies of Office, saying that the program had "served its purpose."

ZDNet blogger Ed Bott first reported on Microsoft's move after a tipster pointed him toward a support document on the company's site.

That Dec. 17 document simply noted that Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) "has been retired," but offered no explanation.

In an e-mail reply to questions today, a Microsoft spokeswoman added, "The program has served its purpose and thus we have decided to retire the program."



 



 

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