Law Firm Proposes Class-Action Suit for Blocked Xbox Live Users
A boutique Texas law firm establishes a forum for Microsoft Xbox 360 owners who feel they were unfairly banned from the company's Xbox Live service, in the interest of filing a class action suit against Microsoft.Following the decision by Xbox 360 console maker Microsoft to ban users from the Xbox Live service, intellectual property law firm AbingtonIP began conducting an investigation into Microsoft's business practices regarding the ban. "Microsoft has chosen to use one of the most indiscriminate "weapons" in its arsenal in an effort to combat piracy -- as a result, use of this "weapon" has resulted in a great deal of collateral damage -- many people were affected who had nothing to do with piracy," the firm states on its Web site. "Furthermore, Xbox console functions that have nothing to do with piracy were also affected or disabled. Details aside, Microsoft's bans could (and should) have been more measured."AbigntonIP posted a forum to allow Xbox 360 owners who felt their account had been unfairly terminated to voice their objections, first noticed by the gaming blog Inc Gamers.