The company found that Lundgren received a confiscation order warning him that his job was not legal for the beginning. He seemed to have had a chance to go back and continue anyway. He told his co-defendant that he should "play stupid" with customs officials, for example. Lundgren went to great lengths to make the discs authentic, and evidence indicated that he was interested in profit, not just in reducing electronic waste by helping people restore their PCs. There are already programs that support PC reclamation and recycling, Microsoft said ̵
Microsoft also stressed that this was not an action of its own. While the tech firm submitted an expert and support letter, it was the US Customs who brought the case. Lundgren also pleaded guilty, said the Windows developer.
Of course, this is Microsoft's view of events. It did not mention that Lundgren pleaded guilty in part because he could not afford to appeal to the case, and glossed over the alleged reason he created these records: that people sent their PCs to refurbishment and recycling facilities had lost or ejected their disks. The answer from Microsoft provides an important context, but it is obvious that the situation is more complicated than both sides would suspect.