"The themes of several stories on Microsoft's Windows "copy-protection" strategy were consistent -- Microsoft is implementing draconian anti-piracy measures by copy-protecting its new versions of Windows and MS Office. This, of course, is a follow-up to Microsoft's decision to keep users with legitimate licenses from getting Windows CD-ROMs for backup purposes. Microsoft was against free copying when it was just a startup. Why bother carrying on with the legal posturing when Microsoft is busy cutting off its own air supply?"
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