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Microsoft softens response to piracy

     
2:36 pm on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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AP via Yahoo! News: Microsoft softens response to piracy [news.yahoo.com]

Microsoft Corp. is pulling back from a system that disables programs on users' computers if it suspects the software is pirated, opting instead for a gentler approach based on nagging alerts.

Microsoft said late Monday it will roll out the new version of Windows Genuine Advantage with the first "service pack" for Windows Vista, due in the first quarter of 2008.