Microsoft battles class-action over WGA antipiracy technology


This case has had a relatively low profile in the press. Nearly a year ago, however, Computerworld reported that Jones had granted Microsoft's request to keep secret sections of the WGA software development kit (SDK). Making those details public, Microsoft argued, would give on how to break, or crack, WGA.

Microsoft's WGA, however, has often made news. In August 2007, a day-long server outage who were mistakenly fingered for running counterfeit copies of Windows. More recently, Microsoft confirmed that it will not allow users with pirated Windows to install its .

According to the court docket, the case, which currently involves nine plaintiffs, including two companies, is set to go to trial Jan. 25, 2010.