June 26, 2001

Readers to Microsoft: Copy controls? No way!

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "If you had any doubts about the unpopularity of Microsoft's antipiracy Product Activation feature, you
can put them to rest. We asked PCWorld.com visitors for their opinions of the hardware-scanning,
license-enforcement technology that is built into Office XP, recent versions of Office 2000, and the
forthcoming Windows XP operating system. The verdict of our readers was a near-unanimous
thumbs-down."
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