Quite possibly some of the worst spin that I've ever read on Software Piracy!
Read Article: Microsoft's Software Protection Platform. This is as bad as the Patriot Act! (AKA: We need to protect your freedom, and you'll be a patriot if you give up some of your freedoms so we can protect your freedom…. huh?). Microsoft should have simply made this an internal memo:
Microsoft Profit Protection Platform: Keeping Software Expensive and Profits through the Roof!
I'm a firm believer that most people will only steal when they have to. Sure, there are many people that will steal for the heck of it – but I don't think it's a majority. I think I'm speaking for a lot of people when I say that Microsoft Software IS expensive. As well, I don't ever have any expectation of ever getting support. And – I know that I have to depend on updates to keep the software running. And – I know that I have to purchase and install other software to protect my Microsoft software from malicious attacks.
The word ‘counterfeiting' is not an accurate term. The software is not counterfeit… the boxes and the CDs might be… but the software is the actual Microsoft software. Fighting illegally copied and installed software does NOT protect software nor does it protect customers. Customers who love your product will always be willing to pay for that product. (I paid for XP and Office XP)
That's incredibly ignorant and gutsy spin for Microsoft to put out a crap note like that. Is there anyone that believes this is an honest message? This is the problem with Marketing today, people don't believe it because it is unbelievable.