Somebody was bound to have a go: Texas-based law firm AbingtonIP is organising a class-action suit against Microsoft over the company’s ban on modified Xboxes.
This “convenient” timing may have resulted in more Xbox Live subscription revenues for Microsoft than it would have generated had these Xbox console bans taken place at some time before the release of Halo 3: ODST and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
According to AbingtonIP, Microsoft has also misapplied the ban, locking out users who had modified their Xboxes for reasons other than piracy. It’s also been obtaining information from Xbox consoles without the permission of the owner, it claims.
The firm is recruiting plaintiffs, here – it’s looking for people who have had their Xbox banned from Xbox Live and who haven’t been given a refund for their remaining subscription. It doesn’t say how many it’s got so far.