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Microsoft Sued for Deliberately Making Competitor's Product “Become Incompatible”

"[P]ut a kind gentle message in setup. like an incompatible tsr message, but not everytime the user starts windows."

--Brad Silverberg, Microsoft manager



Summary: Microsoft kicks another company out of its own property, so it is taken to court

Last week we saw another Xbox 360 lawsuit materialising and there is probably another class action lawsuit to come.



As a potentially third (or more) simultaneous Xbox 360 lawsuit there is this new one. We wrote about what led to it [1, 2, 3] and here is a Microsoft-sponsored source talking about it:

Datel Design & Development, a maker of memory units for Microsoft's Xbox 360, has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft over its moves to prevent the U.K.-based company's products from working with the game console. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, says Microsoft is unfairly favoring its own Xbox 360 accessories by disabling the functionality of competing technologies.


The Register has more details and our reader Goblin wrote about this as well.

It is being reported on the net that Datel Design has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in San-Francisco federal court against Microsoft. The reason behind this move? Because its alleged that a recent update caused 3rd party memory packs (namely Datels) to become incompatible.


Microsoft is very skilled at making rival products "become incompatible".

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