Microsoft is trying to stop the distribution of the leaked Windows 11 ISO using DMCA
A development version of Microsoft's next version of Windows, Windows 11, leaked earlier this month. It did not take long for the leaked copy to go viral. People from all over the world downloaded it from websites, P2P networks and other sources, and information about Windows 11 started to appear on social media sites, in forums, and on tech sites.
Microsoft started to issue DMCA takedown requests to various sites on which leaked copies of Windows 11 are offered on or linked on. Damage has already been done, as information about Windows 11 were published already prior to the company's own event on June 24, 2021.
The DCMA requests confirm that Windows 11 is an unreleased version of Microsoft's Windows operating system.
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Microsoft has not published information about the takedown requests or the leaked copy of Windows 11 other than what is included in the DMCA takedown requests. We don't know why Microsoft started to issue the requests days after the version of Windows 11 leaked and not earlier.
The most likely reason for issuing the DMCA requests is to contain the spreading of the version of the operating system. Takedown requests target specific sites only, and it is a futile undertaking to get something removed from the Internet entirely once it has spread like the Windows 11 ISO did. The popularity of the leak could result in copies being infected with malware, and that could be another concern that Microsoft has in this regard.
Many Windows users are interested in the next version of Windows, especially since it looks to replace Windows 10, the version of Windows that Microsoft once called the last version of the operating system. Microsoft will likely shed light on Windows 11 on Thursday, when it is holding its own event to reveal the future of the operating system.
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