Microsoft sues Comet for selling 'counterfeit' Windows discs


By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 4, 2012 | 1 min read

Microsoft has accused Comet of selling more than 94,000 sets of pirated Windows recovery CDs.

The software giant has filed a suit against Comet which alleges that the retailer produced counterfeit Windows Vista and XP recovery discs in a factory in Hampshire and then sold them in its UK stores.

"As detailed in the complaint filed today, Comet produced and sold thousands of counterfeit Windows CDs to unsuspecting customers in the United Kingdom,” said David Finn, associate general counsel, worldwide anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting at Microsoft.

“Comet’s actions were unfair to customers. We expect better from retailers of Microsoft products — and our customers deserve better, too.”

Comet is currently owned by French retail company Kesa Electricals PLC.


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