Office Genuine Advantage Bites the Dust
Dec 21, 2010, 23:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)
"There were no death notices, but Microsoft confirmed Monday
several reports over the weekend that it has killed off its
sometimes controversial Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program.
"Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) anti-piracy program for Office,
which was introduced in the U.S. in August 2009, worked by making
internal checks in the users' Microsoft Office software in order to
determine whether the code was legitimate or stolen.
"In confirming the death of OGA, though, Microsoft said it had
actually accomplished the desired result, which was to raise
consciousness of the problem of software piracy"