Pirates can now make hologrammed Windows DVD

July 27th, 2007

Don’t rely on the hologram on the Windows discs are reassurance that the software is genuine – the pirates are making hologrammed discs.

I thought I would share this story because I think it really highlights the true purpose of WGA: to help people identify counterfeit software to protect themselves and Microsoft products from this type of activity.  WGA's goal is not to punish the people who purchased these programs; they, of all people, are the most victimized.  The goal is to give these people a tool to let them know they have been victimized and can do something about it.  

 Here's an example of the quality of the counterfeits being manufactured (the left one is genuine):

Vista pirated disc

Buy your software from a reputable source.

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