It's not like we did not know this was coming and this and other contemporary articles still lack all the particulars. Even so, it is apparent Microsoft is going to great lengths to enforce it's copyrights and penalize those who insist on using pirated copies of their Vista operating system and Office 2007.
I have to wonder how much privacy we are going to have to give up so that MS can check the validity of our licenses. And it is going to be a real struggle for the company to deal with the inevitable false positives where the validation mechanisms declare a legitimate copy to be pirated.
Time will tell.