Microsoft Scrambles to Send Takedown Notices in Xbox 720 Secrets Leak
June 21, 2012 3:33 PM
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Details of 2013 console and 2014 augmented reality glasses trickle out
Want to know secret details about Microsoft Corp.'s (
) upcoming Xbox 720? Too bad, says Microsoft.
A small army of lawyers at Covington & Burling LLP, among the international law firms whom Microsoft employs, have taken to the internet waging war against a documents leak which hit the web over the weekend. Takedown notices are flying, removing copies of the document on DropBox,
, and more.
, a Czech tech news site also received a notice. Microsoft's lawyers
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:
Copyright owner: ?
2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s):
Google Inc. (
) claims Microsoft is one of the most legally active companies in terms of takedown notices, requesting that 448,236 URLs be killed this month alone. Some of those are due to its efforts to
stomp out piracy
. But others come from more questionable applications, such as trying to silence leaks.
The leaked Xbox 720 slides describe Kinect 2 and the "Fortaleza project"
a Google-glasses like effort
that could bring augmented reality to the Xbox 720 as early as 2014. Here are a few of the verboeten slides:
Image Source: WPCentral]
The Xbox 720 is expected to launch next year in 2013.
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RE: Whole Home DVR
6/21/2012 8:42:26 PM
cable co's (and directv) are behind this too. they want out of the set-top-box rental and maintenance biz. its far easier to just authorize and interal ip addr for hbo, sports, and kids pkg rather than maintaining a physical box at the home. it also gives them upgrade flexibility since they can enhance their ip feed without needing to swap out a physical box. (remember that SDV forced a lot of cable co's to retire certain boxes or continue sending out excess analog equivalents).
the FCC is behind this as well as most big TV mfgs. so XTV is simply ready for what's going to happen in the next few years.
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