Datel sues Microsoft over memory unit ban

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:30 GMT

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Datel’s taking Microsoft to court over the fact it blocked third-party 360 memory units in its last title update.

“The dashboard update is intended to, and does in fact, disable Datel’s memory cards,” said the company in the lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California.

“On information and belief, Microsoft’s purpose in disabling Datel’s memory cards is to prevent consumers from choosing a Datel product that offers far better value for the price. There is no benefit to consumers from Microsoft’s decision to target and disable Datel memory cards. To the contrary, Microsoft’s actions will leave approximately 50,000 consumers with useless memory cards (and without the ability to access their data on the cards), forestall innovation, and deprive future consumers of the benefits of competition.”

You can read the full suit here, should you feel the need.

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