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XBox Live Class Action Lawsuit Started

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 3 years ago

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eldavojohn (898314) writes "Were you negatively affected by the recent ban on XBox Live for modifying hardware you own? Did you modify it for homebrew or altering things you paid for and NOT engage in piracy? Abington IP would like to hear from you and may be able to help. From that page, "If you are an Xbox Live subscriber, had your modified Xbox console banned from Xbox Live, were not refunded a prorated sum for the time left on your subscription or have experienced other problems as a result of being banned, and would like to participate in a class action against Microsoft, please submit your information below." Is someone finally standing up for the legitimate hobbyists? Should Microsoft be afraid?"
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Sl4shd0t0rg (810273) | more than 3 years ago | (#30173638)

I know all about EULAs and what it means to agree to one, but I would like to think that this is about standing up for your right to modify hardware you own. The cynic in me tells me this is a bunch of lawyers with their eyes on a juicy target though. I am not a modder myself, but I believe in the right to modify something you own. However, I guess Microsoft has the right to deny you from using their service if you do not play by their rules. Maybe it is time for the mod community to create their own XBL service.
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