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Microsoft says deleting Windows apps is copyright infringement

By on June 17, 2020 0

Microsoft has filed a DMCA complaint against a modified version of Windows named Ninjutsu OS. The creator of the software is accused of customizing Windows 10 in a way that violates the terms of the company’s software license agreement.

According to Microsoft, removing specific Windows 10 apps, uninstalling bundled software, and changing certain settings is copyright infringement. The creator of the project, however, claims that the Ninjutsu operating system does not infringe any copyrights.

According to the creator of the Ninjutsu operating system, the operating system was designed to help beginners enter the field of information security, providing all the tools and interface necessary for this type of work. (via My Broadband).

Microsoft believes that the following features offered by the Ninjutsu operating system violate the Microsoft Software License Agreement:

  • Personalize Windows 10 with powerful tweaks and optimizations.
  • Protect your privacy by tweaking and customizing Windows 10.
  • Disable many annoying features built into Windows.
  • Removal of unwanted Windows components.
  • Remove/disable many Windows programs and services.

“We have a good faith belief that the material made available on the page/links listed above has not been authorized by Microsoft, its agents, or the law for publication, listing, or sale in this manner, or on your site”, the complaint mentioned.

“As such, we ask that you act promptly to remove or disable access to the specific pages/links described above, and thereby prevent the unlawful reproduction and distribution of Microsoft content, via your organization’s network. “

It should be noted that Ninjutsu OS is not a pirated version of Windows 10, in fact, users need to have a Windows 10 license. In other words, Ninjutsu OS is just a Software tool only for Windows 10 PCs.