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Author Topic: MS Office DRM bug locks you out of your own files  (Read 1339 times)
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« on: December 14, 2009, 05:54:04 PM »

I haven't met anyone who actually likes DRM, even those who support the stated intentions behind it.  But this is a real stinker.

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Imagine coming into the office and not being able to access any of your organization’s vital documents. That scenario became reality today for an untold number of Microsoft Office 2003 customers who use Microsoft’s Rights Management Service (RMS), a technology for controlling access to documents. 

Office 2003 users receive the error, “Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or contact your system administrator,” when they attempt to open or save protected documents.

Techdirt: http://techdirt.com/articles/20091214/0005017331.shtml
Technologizer: http://technologizer.com/2009/12/11/office-2003-rights-management-bug-locks-up-files/
Microsoft: http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2009/12/11/cannot-open-office-2003-documents-protected-with-rms.aspx

Well what do you expect when you blend a notoriously greedy company with a retarded technology designed to help the greedy?

...my bad, I thought you said "help the needyROFLMAO
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