Microsoft Responds to Class Action Claim Against Xbox Live BanningsS

Microsoft's response to a law firm's attempt to round up Xbox Live users smashed by the recent mass-banning reminds everyone that the service's TOS allow it to hammer pirates, anytime, anywhere, so STFU.

Well, not literally STFU, but one imagines that's heavily implied with this kind of boilerplate, uttered by a Microsofot spokesperson on Friday to Canada's Financial Post.

"Piracy is illegal and modifying an Xbox 360 is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use. Microsoft is well within its legal rights to ban these users from Xbox Live."

No suit's been filed, remember. I think the firm involved in this saw the claims that a million XBL users were caught in the blast and went beating the bushes figuring at least some lucrative percentage of those were innocent. While Microsoft hasn't specified the total number of pirates banz0red, it's cast doubt on rumors that it was, in fact, seven figures' worth.

Microsoft Stands Firm in Face of Possible Lawsuit Over Xbox Live Bans
[Financial Post]