Recycler Going to Prison for Planning to Distribute Free Restore Discs


(Josh Centers) #1

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/2018/04/26/recycler-going-to-prison-for-planning-to-distribute-free-restore-discs/

A man who founded a successful business recycling computers is about to spend 15 months in prison for planning to distribute Windows restore discs that work only with a legitimate Microsoft license key.


(Tommy Weir) #2

I was disappointed with Microsoft here. I can see why they didn’t want to have a grey area emerge and be exploited somehow, somewhere down the road. But given this guy, his work to date and the offering he was making, it surprised me that they supported and pursued his prosecution.