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June 30, 2006

Microsoft Sued Over WGA Tool

Well, it was bound to happen.  Microsoft finally got sued over the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool.  Brian Johnson of California filed suit in U.S. District Court in Seattle claiming the tool and the nature in which it was given to consumers violated spyware laws of California and Washington State.  Microsoft claims the suit is baseless but that's what a lot of defendants say.  Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.  The report of the suit in Ars Technica does point out that the term "spyware" is not exactly legally defined or defined very well.  The lawyer who represented the Sony rootkit plaintiffs is representing Johnson. 

Read the details in Ars Technica.

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