Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Takedown Notice Served By Microsoft To Websites Hosting the Xbox 720 Roadmap

A number of takedown notices from Microsoft seem to give the confirmation on the genuineness of the PowerPoint file that reportedly shows the road map for the upcoming Xbox 720 game console of the company.

The software giant is reportedly intent in going after the companies that have hosted the supposed leaked document linked to the upcoming Xbox 720. According to reports, a tech site based in Czechoslovakia, a notice was sent by an internet investigator from Microsoft requesting the website to remove the copyrighted work.  The notice indicated that the website was offering copies that are unlicensed or is engaged in unauthorized activities in relation to copyrighted works that were published by Microsoft.

Another report indicated that the file containing the supposed Xbox 720 roadmap was banned by Dropbox from its service. A reporter from WP Central supposedly attempted to open the Xbox 720-linked document through Dropbox but he was directed to a page that indicated that the document was unavailable because of a takedown request by Microsoft under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The leaked document from Microsoft reported showcased the plans of the company for the upcoming Xbox 720 game console. It emerged over at Scribd before the document was removed from the website by Covington & Burling, an international law firm that has Microsoft among its client list.

The recent takedown request for the document linked to the Xbox 720 roadmap is just one of the requests made by Microsoft, which has requested the removal of over 480,000 URLs last month basing on the Transparency Report of Google. In second place in the number of takedown requests is NBC Universal which has around 242,000 requests.

No statements were issued by Microsoft on the takedown request made on the document that reportedly showed the roadmap for the upcoming Xbox 720 game console.

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