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The possibility of class-action lawsuit arising from the ban of roughly 1m gamers from Xbox Live doesn’t worry Microsoft, because the firm believes it is in the right.

With a view to launching a class action lawsuit against the software giant, US law firm Abington IP last week published a webpage calling for anyone remotely connected to Microsoft’s well-publicised Xbox Live ban to come forward.

“Microsoft is well within its legal rights to ban these users from Xbox Live,” a Redmond spokesperson has since said, prompting speculation that the software giant feels unthreatened by the potential lawsuit - although it didn’t refer directly to Abington IP.

“Piracy is illegal and modifying an Xbox 360 is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use,” Microsoft reminded gamers, according to a report by website the Financial Post.

Abington IP has yet to confirm if the Xbox Live lawsuit will go ahead, almost certainly because it's waiting for a sufficient number of aggrieved punters to come forward and be named in the complaint that will be sent to the US court. Further information about the potential lawsuit is available online now. ®

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