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Re: [News] WGA Backlash Continues

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Microsoft piracy check draws complaints
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy
> | Information Center, said the concern is that users did not know abouto
> | r control the interaction.
> | 
> | "It feels very much like a digital trespass -- you know, someone is
> | getting access to your system without your consent," he said.
> | 
> | Microsoft conceded that it should have told users it was making the
> | daily connection. It has since discontinued the daily check and revised
> | its disclosures. The system will, however, continue to occasionally
> | check in with Microsoft to make sure it still believes a person's
> | software is legitimate.
> `----
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060806/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_s_piracy_check

it's... the feeling I got from the WGA thing was... well. It was like I
imagined the BPI coming into my house and thumbing through all my CDs and
demanding receipts for each and every one, threatening to rip the laser
heads out of my CD players if I couldn't produce such documentation. They
would have got the same "Fuck you!" as I gave Microsoft.
When all else fails...
Use a hammer.


Some people are like Slinkies;
They serve no particular purpose,
But they bring a smile to your face
When you push them down the stairs.

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