Microsoft files DMCA complaint against Websites hosting or linking to Microsoft software illegally

Looks like Microsoft has been busy filing DMCA complaints against the sites which are either hosting Microsoft software illegally or providing links to DigitalRiver ISOs. Some of these sites posted links to the Windows 7 ISOs quite some time ago and the information spread like crazy.

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Microsoft Files DMCA complaints

You can see that hundreds of sites have been included in the DMCA for Windows 7 ISO here. A recent one for Windows can be seen here. There is another DMCA complaint for Microsoft’s numerous other software programs here. Names of sites like MyDigitalLife, Esoft, PirateBayUK, MegaUploaders, Freefileforums, ISOHunt, etc, apart from several other figure in the list.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a  law put in place by the United States of America, in order to crack down on the piracy of online media, software and other intellectual property.

Hat tip: Comment by fellow MVP Corrine Chorney on Facebook.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

4 Comments

  1. Corrine

    Thanks for sharing this, Anand. Microsoft provides guidance on “How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and replace product manuals” here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3ben-us%3b326246

  2. That’s a useful link. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Ed

    Thanks for the informative post, I USED to be a member of MDL but after posting in their forum notifying them of this they have now revoked my posting privileges, in turn I have asked to be removed from the forum. They act like and claim what they are doing there is completely legit but in all truthfulness what they are doing is teaching people how to hacktivate Windows. The DAZ Loader is nothing more than a hacking tool provided to those who do not wish to purchase a legal copy of Windows. The DAZ Loader will pretty much make a non genuine copy of Windows genuine which = hacktivation. I guess they didn’t like the truth, last time I checked it is my Constitutional right to freedom of the press and speech. F’em if they don’t like it.

  4. Ed

    After Microsoft files the DMCA complaint to Google, I look forward to them going after MDL and shutting it down then going after the creator of the DAZ Loader.

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