Microsoft Says UK Retailer Sold Pirated Windows CDs

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 3:22 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. lodged a suit against U.K. electronics retail giant Comet Group PLC in a U.K. court Wednesday, accusing the Kesa Electricals PLC subsidiary of producing thousands of counterfeit Windows recovery CDs.

The British retailer is accused of making and selling over 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs, which were sold to customers who bought computers loaded with the Windows operating system, Microsoft said in a statement.

Recovery discs contain the factory-installed operating system and applications for a device, and are...
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