7285Re: [NTO] The not genuine message
- May 24, 2006Jason,
I think there is a big difference between someone buying Microsoft
software in good faith from what appears to be a legitimate vendor, and
getting it from someone in a dark alley with a Rolex.
It is possible that the shop is small, and that their supplier is the
crook. As I understand it, it is the complexities of where the
counterfeits enter the supply chain is why Microsoft chose to
inconvenience users of illegal software. However, for those who thought
they did all the right things, and still do not have a legal copy, it is
a big pain in the backside.
Adrian should both go to the shop and complain to MS. I have legal
software, so my OS did not break when I installed the genuine patch.
What Adrian describes is more problematic than the blurb I read on the
MS site before I decided to install the genuine patch. MS admits that
users may buy in good faith and have a way to get a legal copy, but
harassing someone who got bit unawares just perpetuates MS as a bully.
Perhaps as an MS employee, and thus a representative of the company on
this public forum, you should familiarize yourself with how the MS
genuine program works, and post a link, email address, or phone number
he could call to fix his problem. That would be a more positive way to
support one of the many Microsoft users on this list.
Jason Rush wrote:
> Adrian, I work for Microsoft, and you are using my intellectual property
> without having paid my company and me for our labor in creating it. It's
> unfortunate if you paid money to a pirate for stolen property, but it's not
> Microsoft's fault, it's yours.
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