Get this - Microsoft accuse Comet of flogging pirated software
Comet have been sinking into the financial mire for a long time now, but their reputation could soon be on a par with the likes of Piers Morgan – that’s because they’ve been accused of mass software piracy. No, really.
Microsoft have accused Comet of creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows recovery discs, with Bill Gates’ goon squad launching legal proceedings against the hapless electrical chain. They claim that Comet produced the discs in a factory in Hampshire and then sold them to customers to customers that bought computers that had been pre-loaded with Windows Vista and Windows XP in their stores across the land. Which is pretty grim if it’s true.
This sounds like a story that will run and run – in the meantime, we’re off down to our nearest Comet to see if they’ve got any DVDs of that new Muppet film that’s out in the cinemas next month....