July 25, 2007
Over one thousand people around the world discovered through WGA that their software wasn’t legitimate, so they sent Microsoft the disks and brought down the biggest software counterfeiting operation in history,
Just a day after the CEO of Acer was whining that Windows Vista wasn’t producing a windfall for his struggling company the counterfeiters have shown that there is indeed a huge worldwide demand for the latest Microsoft OS.
The Chinese criminal syndicate involved had their production facility and assets seized by the Chinese authorities, no get-out-of-jail cards were offered for sale. In a week were Swedish authorities closed ThePiratesBay and Russian prosecutors are indicting AllofMP3 we are seeing a sea-change in the perception that software is free.