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Warezed SoundForge Files In Windows Media Player

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the let-the-bsa-sort-it-out dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 1001

An anonymous reader writes "German PC-Welt magazine reports that Microsoft used an illegal copy of SoundForge 4.5 (Google translation) for editing Wave files shipped with Windows Media Player. You can check that yourself by opening any file in the [Windows location] \Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav\ folder in notepad or other editors of your choice and looking at the last line. There you will find a reference to SoundForge 4.5 and also a user called 'Deepz0ne' who happens to be one of the founders of an audio software cracking group called Radium."

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Yeah right (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803888)

stop the mindless MS bashing

Re:Yeah right (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803911)

Yeah, this is crazy. In other news, an MS coder picked his nose while coding on XP.

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803889)

FP

EVERYBODY wants to be JUST LIKE ME! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803891)

I'm NAKED!

And FAMOUS!

oops (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803896)

I love Radium

Lessons to learn (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803898)

"Do as we say, not as we do."

Re:Lessons to learn (5, Funny)

Squareball (523165) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803925)

With all the BILLION$ of dollars M$ has they can't even pony up the money for Sound Forge? Good god. If I was still running a pirated copy of windows I'd feel very vindicated.. but now I run a mac so..

Re:Lessons to learn (5, Insightful)

Justus (18814) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803950)

Yeah, nice justification! They did something wrong so that means I can do it too!

Re:Lessons to learn (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804045)

Um, yeah. Obviously, two wrongs make a right!

Re:Lessons to learn (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804013)

but now I run a mac

Uh huh. And Apple isn't Bill Gates' bitch.

When Bill says jump, Steve says, "How high?"

p.s., you might want to remove Microsoft Office from your Apple. You're not Microsoft free yet, you hypocritical, elitist bastard.

A few angles... (5, Funny)

Last_Available_Usern (756093) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803904)

Optimist's response: Maybe they were waiting for their activation code. Pessimist's response: They knowingly stole it. Realist's response: Even Microsoft has no use for MS Sound Editor.

Re:A few angles... (5, Insightful)

mgv (198488) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803962)

Optimist's response: Maybe they were waiting for their activation code. Pessimist's response: They knowingly stole it. Realist's response: Even Microsoft has no use for MS Sound Editor.

The question it rasises is how much other stuff is in windows that has IP violations? The answer is: Nobody knows. Probably not even MS know, and a nobody else is in a position to analyse it. By the time it gets found and publicised, its been in the operating system for a long time.

Michael

Re:A few angles... (-1, Redundant)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803985)

RTFA- or better yet browse to $Windows\Help\Tours\WindowsMedia\Audio\WAV yourself and open up any given wav file in your favorite text editor of choice- the username of the known cracker for the pirated version is right there for anyone to see.

Re:A few angles... (2, Informative)

eddy (18759) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804006)

They're probably going to respond saying that it's an outside contractor, bla bla bla.

Typical face-saving measure.

Re:A few angles... (0, Redundant)

rackhamh (217889) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804046)

I'm gonna bet they outsource their audio file creation.

It's ok, MS has indemnified everybody (5, Funny)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803905)

It's ok, though, because Microsoft has indemnified everybody (except embedded Windows users), so just be happy this didn't happen in some terrible operating system without a big, strong, virile company like Micorsoft backing it...

Re:It's ok, MS has indemnified everybody (1)

yobbo (324595) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803994)

It's okay, they found an employee in Australia who swears he's never heard of soundforge.

Best Friend! (5, Funny)

Phluxed (737458) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803907)

I want to shake the hand of the guy who forgot to license it properly.

can we sue them now under the GPL? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803909)

can we? Huh?? HUH????

BSA? (5, Funny)

molo (94384) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803910)

Where is the BSA when you need them? :)

-molo

Make 'em pay! (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803912)

No, really... let's see what the BSA does with this one not really holding me breath, but...)

/P

That intern is getting fired! (2, Funny)

HDlife (714246) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803913)

That what you get when some jr. programmers make the adjunct software in a company where it takes forever to purchase anything!

Windows IP violations (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803914)

Much ado has been made of alleged Linux IP violations over the past two years. However, Microsoft's legion violations have thus far flown under the radar: the use of GPL networking code such as ftp.exe and telnet.exe, the use of stolen third party products, and now, the inclusion of cracked shareware.

Shame on you, Microsoft.

Re:Windows IP violations (2, Informative)

pyite (140350) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804004)

Um, those programs use BSD licensed code, not GPL'd code, so your claim is not valid.

MiCRoSoFT (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803915)

MS is the leetest crew out there. They are just giving greetz to their friends at RAD

-GRAViTY pwns j00!

Re:MiCRoSoFT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804026)

I'm sorry, your comment was mostly intelligible to this 37-year-old. Could you re-word it in proper "leet" speek?

Good test for GPL? (-1, Troll)

M$blows (116577) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803916)

Could this be a good test for the GPL in court? Microsoft will sue anyone who uses their code without permission. Shouldn't the same happen to Microsoft when they do the same?

Re:Good test for GPL? (1)

ZombieEngineer (738752) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803967)

SoundForge is not SourceForge.
Please read the Google translated article for clarification.

da ZombieEngineer

Re:Good test for GPL? (4, Informative)

VistaBoy (570995) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803993)

Sound Forge 4.5 isn't GPL software. Basically, someone in Microsoft used a pirated version of some sound-editing software to make a sound file for Windows XP, and the evidence of the piracy is in the metadata of the WAV file. It just proves that they pirated some proprietary software to make a sound file, not that they ripped off GNU source code and put it in Windows.

Correction to original article (0, Troll)

SlashChick (544252) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803918)

"in notepad or other editors of your choice..."

Actually, the tool required to see the code would be a hex editor, not a regular text editor like Notepad. There are plenty available for free for Windows. [google.com]

Re:Correction to original article (4, Informative)

east coast (590680) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803951)

Actually, the tool required to see the code would be a hex editor, not a regular text editor like Notepad.

Odd, the tool "required" on my laptop was notepad. It did the job just fine.

Re:Correction to original article (2, Informative)

SlashChick (544252) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803974)

Okay, my bad... I had to turn word wrap on to see it. :)

Re:Correction to original article (1)

web_boyo_in_sac (805076) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803955)

except that your looking for a string, so notepad works fine and dandy

Re:Correction to original article (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803969)

At first I was thinking "you must be tired" until I saw your username. No, female, you are wrong. Wordpad and Notepad will work just fine to see ascii code at the end of a data file. Everything else looks like junk, but text comes out perfectly.

Re:Correction to original article (1)

stg (43177) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803992)

Actually, the tool required to see the code would be a hex editor, not a regular text editor like Notepad.


Have you actually tried it? I just did, and it opens up fine with Notepad and you can easily read "2000-04-06 IENG Deepz0ne ISFT Sound Forge 4.5" at the end of the file.

Just to be ironic... (1)

TiggertheMad (556308) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804023)

I heartlily recommend that you pirate one.

first funny post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803919)

aaaha-hah!

Not a big deal really (0, Flamebait)

fzammett (255288) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803920)

If I assume this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it is, it really doesn't represent something newsworthy (and no, I am not new around here, and yes, I know this is typical).

Some employee at MS had a warez copy and did their wotk with it like an idiot. Deserves to be fired, sure. But this isn't some vast MS conspiracy here, nor I'm sure does it represent the tip of a huge warez-using portion of MS iceberg.

Seriously editors, is this really the best news headline you've seen in the past hour?!? Slashdot becomes more and more irrelevant as an actual news site with each passing day. At this point I just stop by to see the train wreck.

Re:Not a big deal really (4, Funny)

RedK (112790) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803978)

So... how is it working as a sound file editor at Microsoft ?

Re:Not a big deal really (4, Insightful)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803997)

It's a big deal because Microsoft, along with the BSA, comes down quite hard on companies where even nominal amounts of illegally licensed software are used. Those companies will now have the same defense that Microsoft currently has: Sometimes mistakes happen.

Re:Not a big deal really (1)

IronChef (164482) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803998)

Media Player is a big project, can't those guys get the software they need? I work in the games org, we fight for SCRAPS over here... I'd be less surprise if someone used warez to do their job here, or in some other red-headed stepchild division.

proof you have no sense of humor (3, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804007)

did you see the big monty python foot next to the headline there big fella?

hover over it with your pointer... go ahead, i'm waiting

see what the pop up text says?

it says "It's funny. laugh."

do you understand the fucking concept? do you really?

because i don't think you do

i assert to you that unfunny negative asocial "article appropriateness" trolls like yourself second guessing the editors can do, and are perhaps doing, more damage to slashdot than any editor with a trigger happy post button ever can

capisce asshole?

learn to laugh

no, really: learn to fucking laugh

HA HA HA

>:-/

Re:Not a big deal really (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804015)

Actually it is a good little story. Microsoft keeps going on about being solidly against piracy and 'actively' going after it (or so they like to make people think). But now it's obvious their own people aren't immune to piracy and they've made hypocrites of themselves. Pretty funny.

Re:Not a big deal really (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804017)

I would point out that standard company culture would almost encourage this sort of behavior at MS. Heck, I'm willing to bet most of their employees signed on for a free copy of MSDN Universal....

Wait a minute... (1)

rethin (536306) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804032)

Slashdot was a relevant new site ? Rethin

wow (1)

ImTheDarkcyde (759406) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803924)

just...wow...I thought big M would have been smart enough to remove that.. if they had they probably woulda gotten away with it too..

winwarez.jpg (2, Informative)

nstrom (152310) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803926)

In case the linked JPG goes down, mirrored here: http://img41.exs.cx/img41/9093/winwarez.jpg [img41.exs.cx]

Re:winwarez.jpg (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803968)

wow, it's not goatse

i almost feel disappointed :(

Re:winwarez.jpg (3, Informative)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804036)

Who needs the linked JPG? Just go to the directory in question: $WINDOWS\Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav , pick a WAV file, right click, choose Open With, and Pick Notepad. Scroll down to the last line and you can see the evidence for yourself.

Yep (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803927)

Just confirmed it.. ahh that makes me feel much better since I use warezed versions of microsofts development tools myself

Is this permission... (1)

spiderworm (830684) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803935)

... to continue to use my pirated copy of Windows?

Heaven forbid... (1)

XeRXeS-TCN (788834) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803936)

Microsoft? Stealing someone else's software? Perish the thought, I'd have never imagined something like that happening...

Let's face it, it's actually *less* morally dubious than their usual practice of stealing ideas which they then pass off as their own and profit from...

(On a random aside, it's probably a tad inadvisable to put an entire screenshot up on the webpage which you then link up for slashdotting; the app window would have been more than enough.)

Re:Heaven forbid... (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804014)

Yes, but he would have required a warezed copy of Photoshop to do it.

Legal Warez (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803937)

I won't be suprised if MS has valid licesnes and the employees didn't want to deal with it and used warez.

Engrish (5, Funny)

alphapartic1e (260735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803938)

First sentence in the translated article:

Already times on the idea come ...

Really want makes me the article to read.

Short of Cash? (0, Redundant)

Kaith Rustaz (612695) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803939)

Maybe Microsoft just was short of cash that day? I mean Microsoft would never do anything illegal.

http://rustaz.com/ [rustaz.com]

They Buy/Steal Everything - Powerpoint, Word ... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803941)

Media Player, CD Burning, Internet Explorer, Anti-virus, DOS, etc etc..

is this really news? we already know microsoft is full of lousy programmers, thieving exceutives and probably hot chicks.. WE NEED A GIRLS OF MICROSOFT CALANDER!

unbelievable (1)

MattKeeler (667765) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803942)

when does the well of microsoft garbage end?

Re:unbelievable (1)

reborn (224970) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804057)

You *do* know this is /., right?

Old news..... (1, Informative)

kyoko21 (198413) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803943)

Read here... [osnn.net]

Heads are going to roll in Building 50! (2, Funny)

OldManCoyote (596110) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803945)

Heads are going to roll in building 50 at Microsoft (the location of their media player devs) when this goes around. So, is this the true representation of Microsoft DRM in action? ;-)

warez for all.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803946)

I'll let them off. I am cheaking up on this story using a warezed copy of Windows XP :)

Order in the Court (2, Funny)

Paraplex (786149) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803947)

Might the witness bring forward Exhibit A: "LISTB INFOICRD 2000-04-06 IENG Deepz0ne ISFT Sound Forge 4.5 " Sonic Foundry... I hereby admit to the court that I am indeed guilty on charges of being an accessory to theft and those of receiving stolen goods. Might my remorse and honesty be taken into account at the time of sentencing. 'plex

Naughty, naughty... (3, Insightful)

RiffRafff (234408) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803952)

...although, when you think about it, who knows what stolen code might be in Microsoft's software? What with it being "closed source" and all...

So when does it stop being 'opinion' (5, Interesting)

Saven Marek (739395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803954)

So when does it stop being 'opinion' that big companies don't give a shit about anyone else's "IP rights".

We bash MS, and get MS defenders countering with idiocy that makes it seem like it's all a battle of opinion over whether MS is a big bad company or simply misunderstood, or whether MS is a monopoly, or just highly talented, whether MS doesn't give a shit about IP rights while enforcing their own or they're just working within a business realm that they need to survive.

Sorry, It just keeps going on and on like this. MS using pirated software to develop & promote their media player. Indefensible from a company that professes to rely so much on IP, unless they're nothing but greedy hypocrites.

I'm going with the "nothing but greedy hypocrites" thanks

Re:So when does it stop being 'opinion' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804037)

"It just keeps going on and on like this"

That's because you read slashdot. The only place where people will make up a story to bash microsoft.

Cool file lawsuits against MS users (1, Interesting)

codepunk (167897) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803956)

Ok now file lawsuits against every single MS operating system user that will teach them to offer
indemnity.

I guess what they say is true, once a criminal always a criminal.

Alternate explaination (1)

JavaTHut (9877) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803957)

Perhaps unlikely, but couldn't Deepz0ne work at Microsoft? ... then even if (s)he got Microsoft to legally purchase the software and entered that as the username, it would have the results shown in the screenshot.

Of course it's kind of a conflict of ideologies for DeepzOne to work there, and far more likely they pirated it.

What's with the (s)he? (4, Funny)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804012)

We all know he's a he. Women have better things to do with their time than crack software.

Re:Alternate explaination (4, Insightful)

SonicBurst (546373) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804048)

Along those lines, I was thinking that maybe the sound editing was outsourced. We all know that their photography is stock stuff; witness all the MS ads picturing Apples. It is conceivable, though not necessarily true, that this work was done by an outside agency.

Now it all makes sense (1)

mcleodnine (141832) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803961)

Of course Microsoft already knew that, and in preparation they announced the recent "Indemnification" program to keep MS users from being sued by SoundForge, or (even worse) by Deepz0ne.

/me coughs

No Meaning! (4, Funny)

mpoulton (689851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803964)

But moment once who or which is " Deepz0ne "? (no meaning)!

Tell me about it! I have that problem all the time, man.


Methinks machine translation is still in its infancy.

Re:No Meaning! (2, Funny)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804035)

He's Deep Throat's second cousin, thrice removed.

Seriously... (5, Funny)

xstonedogx (814876) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803965)

Already times on the idea come, one with Windows XP installed WAV file with the editor to open? That makes nevertheless nobody - Microsoft will have imagined, nevertheless innumerable WAV files on the computer and those lie are to to listen to and to do not look at there.

Off-topic me all you want, but what's the point of providing a Google translation of these things. It's like posting an article and expecting no one to RTFA.

Oh, wait...

well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803970)

i'll be damned.

Frankly... (1)

BalorTFL (766196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803971)

...I'm not that surprised. Microsoft has something of a history of such behavior: ripping off ideas pioneered by other companies, "acquiring" Google's search results, and now, it seems, shipping files created with pirated software. Of course, from my experiences with new versions of WMP and the associated software, it's no wonder that MS employees would rather use cracked software than in-house products... there are many much better programs out there, and I suspect that MS employees are just as aware of this as the rest of us.

too much time... (1)

JBG667 (690404) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803972)

...no really, somebody's got too much time to be viewing obscure wav files in a hex editor...

Nice going TImothy (-1, Troll)

greymond (539980) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803973)

....Ok the article's google trannslation is exceptionally poor at best. But it is basically saying the the WAV files included with windows for various sounds were created with Sound Forge.

OMGWTFBBQ STOP THE PRESSES YOU MEAN THE SOUND FILES WERE MADE WITH AN IDUSTRY STANDRAD MUSIC SOFTWARE AND NOT MADE FROM SOME PROPRIETARY MS PROGRAM?!?!?!?!?!

For the love of god /. editors - RTFA

Re:Nice going TImothy (1)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804021)

You don't seem to get it, maybe you didn't read the second page. The point was not that Microsoft used Sound Forge. The point is that Microsoft used a warezed version of Sound Forge.

Nice brain you have there. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804028)

Re:Nice going TImothy (1)

jandrese (485) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804047)

Reading comprehension isn't a strong suit of yours is it? The problem isn't that they used an industry standard application, it's that they pirated it.

Hmmm.... (1)

comwiz56 (447651) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803976)

Most likely they just had some junior level member make it... or even outsourced the project to someone who doesn't care about legality. But they should still verify that they aren't distrubiting pirated materials to everyone everywhere.

Or... Mr. "Deepz0ne" actually works for microsoft, and distributed the legit microsoft serial. ... Nah

Microsoft = 1337 (2, Funny)

Magickcat (768797) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803979)

Maybe it's a public relations stunt to counter Linux. Microsoft are trying to appeal to the 1337 market.

Microsoft, eh?... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803981)

Microsoft, eh?...

more like Macrosoft!

get it?

What if ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803983)

... the WAV file was purchased from a third party, and not created in-house?

I just confirmed it (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10803986)

In my case, the headline should read:

Warezed SoundForge files in Warezed Windows Windows Media Player.

Big Deal. (5, Funny)

sirrube (622137) | more than 9 years ago | (#10803988)

That was in response to the developers of SoundForge using a warzed copy of windows.

MS didn't read the nfo (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804003)

Eval purposes only. Shame shame shame. They still probably have the extension associacted with system info.

M$ stores lots of warez on their internal network (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804010)

I dont think that's news, I remember someone telling me (who worked at M$) that they had anything and everything available, apps wise, with keygens and serial numbers included with a note "Please uninstall when you are done with it"

The problem here is that M$ has that big wall infront, made of their corporate lawyers, so doing and audit on them would be next to impossible.

Not to mention that this is not surprising, usually biggest proponents of something are biggest hypocrites of the same thing as well, in this case anti-piracy.

Licensed? (0)

Jim Hall (2985) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804011)

Just a thought, but Microsoft does sometimes license commercial software to include in their products. Usually, it's a dumbed-down version of the commercial product, but this has happened before.

Anyone know if this is a legal copy of Sound Forge? So far, it's just a bunch of theory. I don't want to jump to conclusions, here.

Nanny nanny boo boo. (0, Flamebait)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804020)

HURRAY FOR MICROSOFT!!!!!

I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight: I wish that the makers of SoundForge will start suing all of Microsoft's customers (that's everybody) for every penny they're worth, SCO style, so that Microsoft's "unlimited" indemnification for its customers that it keeps spouting off about when arguing against Linux will kick into effect and drain away all of Microsoft's billions in a matter of months. Then I will be happy.

Hey Bill: Nanny nanny boo boo!

Copies (1)

cyberfunk2 (656339) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804022)

Hrm.. and with soundforge costing... letsee... 399.. and Microsoft claims to have sold how many copies of windows? In the millions for sure.... that's gotta be several million dollars worth of damages..

This is assuming that work produced with a pirated piece of software garners the same sort of punishment as the software itself.. which is of course not likely. (Does anyone know anything about legal w/ regards to the products of illegally gotten software?)

IE: If I were to say.. pirate Apple's Final Cut pro, and then make a movie with it that made millions.. would Apple be entitled to a lot of my profits or only the fee concerned with the original infringment?

Yup (1)

philkerr (180450) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804024)

Opening one of the wav files in Notepad does indeed show the Sound Forge entry.

LISTB INFOICRD 2000-04-06 IENG Deepz0ne ISFT Sound Forge 4.5

Not possible! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804025)

Microsoft never uses anything that they did not write...

come to think of it they can quote this, as long as they include the following

("this quote may be quoted and used in context.. as long as this ./ /. disclaimer from an anon coward is included in as the origin and source of the afformentioned quote.")

Oh, $hut up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804027)

A5 A F3110W M$ EMPL0Y33 1M 5URP15ED MY CR3W 15 G3TT1NG 50 MUCH N3GAT1V1TY 0N /.

My comment in German (Google Translation) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804033)

----------------
Microsoft harmed rights licenses to done with. Dead they are. Microsoft against copy have been, but episode this sued may. Help with money can be used lawyers buy. How survive Windows - is full of pirates ?
----------------

An easy one to spin... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10804038)

Please stop celebrating.

This is an easy one for Microsoft. They'll just say they used an outside contractor for the work in good faith, and had no knowledge of any wrongdoing.

M$ 0wn3d (2, Funny)

Space_Soldier (628825) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804049)

You are 0wn3d, you bloody hypocrites!

Why? (1)

Xeo 024 (755161) | more than 9 years ago | (#10804052)

It wouldn't make sense for Microsoft to use a pirated version of ANY software, they're a multi-billion dollar company. Something is wrong with this picture.
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