Judge dismisses long-running WGA lawsuit

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Feb 11, 2010
  1. Microsoft has claimed victory in a long-running case against the company over its much-criticized Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) scheme. The lawsuit essentially described WGA as spyware, accusing Microsoft of failing to disclose the tool's functions before downloading it onto users' computers.

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    As you said in the end that MS is now using lot less intrusive techniques/tools to remind users about legality of their software; I think the message has been driven home already; and hope MS will be more prudent in their approach in future as well.
  3. If Microsoft did not out source their jobs to India, then WGA would work in favor of Microsoft. Instead, i can call an activation center here in US that redirects my call to India, and nice chap will activate my copy of windows over the phone, regardless where and how i got my copy of windows.
  4. how much MS payed the judges for this ?
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    This topic is one of the biggest conundrums in this industry, if not in the history of the world. A love/hate issue that can't be resolved.
    I love WGA, I get updates, free software, and peace of mind with it in all my copies of Windows. I hate WGA and M$ for forcing me to have it installed, thereby shoving their corporate nose up the seat of my computer chair.
    Love, hate it, love, hate it, love, hate it, love, hate it...... Listen can I get back to you with my opinion?
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