Microsoft to Sue Comet Over Counterfeit Windows DiscsJanuary 4th, 2012 by Dustin
I knew this was coming. After many companies stopped supplying recovery discs with their PC’s, a UK electronics retailer took it upon themselves to help the consumer out and make them a recovery disc and distribute it. What I find odd is that you can make a copy of a recovery disc within Windows for yourself, and you can download an ISO of the OS online legally. The legality comes into play when the product key is legit or not.
While I can see if they were selling them as new or upgrade copies of the operating system, but it appears to be a recovery disc that they include with purchased systems with the OS already installed with a legit product key. I’m interested in how this is going to play out.
Microsoft Corp. today issued proceedings against Comet Group PLC for allegedly creating and selling more than 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs. The alleged counterfeits were sold to customers who had purchased Windows-loaded PCs and laptops.