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If you're going to pirate and e-mail a book, don't use MS Word

Because it tracks its users pretty well. From the story:

As you may know, Jamie Oliver bills himself as the "Naked Chef". Quite the thing among those to like TV cooking shows.

There's a Word document floating around the Internet that claims to be a copy of Jamie's next book. The Times reports that it's a hoax, and the Word doc contains previously-published recipes from Jamie's earlier books. Jamie's publishers aren't amused. They stand to lose a considerable amount of money if people think that they already have a copy of Jamie's latest cookbook. Who assembled this rip-off?

He goes on to examine the document, looking at the hidden fields in Word documents, and provides some interesting insight as to what a MS Word document really holds, other than your document.

Posted by Jake on 08/03/03 @ 06:36 PM
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