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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Vista's EULA Product Activation Worries

Windows Vista logoSecurityFocus.com has a great piece today that takes a look at Vista's EULA and how using its new product activation module - a module which can disable operation of your computer - may be just like walking on thin ice.

Does the Microsoft EULA adequately tell you what will happen if you don’t activate the product or if you can’t establish that it is genuine? Well, not exactly. It does tell you that some parts of the product won’t work - but it also ambiguously says that the product itself won’t work. Moreover, it allows Microsoft, through fine print in a generally unread and non negotiable agreement, to create an opportunity for economic extortion.

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