Microsoft banning Marketplace thieves

Gamers who steal content from the Xbox Live Marketplace will be permanently banned.

A post on the Xbox Support forums reads: “During the course of a recent investigation, we have discovered users who illegitimately accessed Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content.

Our investigation reveals that this access was intentional and not accidental, constituting a blatant violation of the Terms of Use for the service. We will not divulge additional information regarding individual suspensions for these offenses.

Please know that we are being very careful regarding these suspensions, and have clear evidence regarding each account issued a permanent suspension from the service.

We apologise for any frustration or confusion resulting from our inability to share individual details, and thank you all for your cooperation in this matter.

A number of banned users have taken to Twitter to protest their innocence, with many claiming that they were banned for “not doing anything.”

Have you been a victim of the banhammer? Do you think Microsoft are right to ban those who steal from the Xbox Live Marketplace? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

(Via CVG)

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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