Microsoft takes legal actions against retailer Comet due to piracy

Zac Bowden

Comet, a Microsoft retailer in the UK is under fire by Microsoft, who are claiming that Comet have been “creating and selling more than 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs.” Microsoft is planning to take legal action.

David Finn, associate general counsel, Worldwide Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting at Microsoft has today written a statement stating that UK Retailer Comet has been issuing counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CD’s. The copies of Windows were created by Comet themselves.

Finn said “As detailed in the complaint filed today, Comet produced and sold thousands of counterfeit Windows CDs to unsuspecting customers in the United Kingdom,” He continues, “Comet’s actions were unfair to customers. We expect better from retailers of Microsoft products — and our customers deserve better, too.”

Comet is yet to comment on the issue.

With the Europe economy already struggling, Comet is already struggling to keep open. Being hit with a large fine is something they can’t deal with at the current time.