I recently bought a copy of Win2000 Pro off eBay, expecting to receive a legitimate version with key. However I got an unmarked silver disk with a key scrawled on a bit of A4.
I am thinking about reporting the seller to eBay/MS for piracy, but I have a question. People on Ebay are selling valid keys for software - the original sticker - with no CD. Others are selling valid CDs without any key. If one buys both you have legal software. Since the key is the legal bit, can I actually use this copied CDR of Win2000 if I buy an authentic key? I'm not worried about MS checking me, but want to keep my conscience clear.
Is this another 'grey area' or is there a black+white answer?