Xbox 720 Legal Follow-Up

Whoops! We sure are glad that we simply told you about the leaked Xbox 720 documents two days ago rather than allowing you to view them on our site - as many that did are now facing legal ramifications. Pretty soon after the leaks went live, Covington and Burling LLP had sent out requests for all pages of the document to be taken offline, as we reported in the previous post.

It appears that the message going out to the sites who hosted the fairly illegal content looks a little bit like this:

Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Microsoft. 1. Identification of copyrighted works: Copyrighted work(s):
IEB Roadmap Copyright owner: 
Microsoft Corporation 2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s): xxxxxxxxxxx-XBox-720-9-24-Checkpoint-Draft-1.pptx

Even Dropbox have received one of these notices, after a user put the plans online in a public folder, which will probably make them rather happy that they are already planning to phase out that type of folder from their system. It looks as though Covington and Burling LLP are fairly determined to remove all trace of this from the web - don't they know we've all already seen it?

More interesting 720 news comes after someone apparently managed to read all the way to the end of some very boring Activision/Bungie paperwork: it looks like a certain game scheduled for release, titled Destiny Games #1 in the documents, will be able to run on both the 720 and the 360 - a very interesting proposition. If we are looking at the possibility of new games that are back-compatible with old consoles as well as the new version, then some users are going to be very, very happy as it means not having to shell out for the 720 in order to play the new titles.

Published 23rd June 2012 by Rhiannon D'Averc.