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Office Genuine Advantage Bites the Dust

Dec 21, 2010, 23:17 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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"

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