I had a version of Windows XP Professional edition, and it was legit and original and fully above board. There was nothing shady about the disc. Anyway. The computer that it was installed to pretty much stopped working, which lead to me purchasing a laptop. The laptop had XP media edition OEM pre-installed, so I had no use for the orginal XP Professional. Thinking that I could recoup some money out of the XP Pro, I sold it on an online auction site. Only got £4 from it.
Anyway. It turns out that this version of XP Professional was an OEM version, which I wasn't aware of. Nor was I aware that you couldn't resell it. The person who purchased the XP Pro from me complained that it didn't work, or at least his serial number didn't work on this version so he proceeded to list it on ebay. The listing got pulled and he then forwarded the disc onto Microsoft. They then sent him a letter with the statement that the disc was counterfeit and that they will be looking into the activities of the supplier (aka me)
I offered to give the person a full refund.
Am I in trouble here? Has this sort of incident got any precedence? Would they legally prosecute a person whose only crime was ignorance?
I'll be honest here, I'm a little scared.