The 56-page document which outlined the plans Microsoft has for the Xbox 720 ecosystem is probably genuine, a new development suggests.
Do you remember our report about it? It’s the document that outlined the hardware specifications of the Xbox 720 which is targeted to be at about 6 to 8 times as powerful as the Xbox 360. The document also revealed that Microsoft wants their next gaming console to be a TV box, sort of like the only box you’ll need for entertainment in your living room or your room.
That makes it an “entertainment box”, being an all-rounder which surpasses being “just” a “gaming console”. The long document also told us that Microsoft is working on a sort of Google Glass-like project called Project Fortaleza or Fortaleza Glasses.
If you don’t remember these things, head on over to our previous post about it and read the in-depth details.
An indication that that document is genuine – although quite old in terms of tech world timelines since it’s from 2010 – is that Scribd has taken it down because of a request from “Covington & Burling LLP”. That law firm counts Microsoft as one of its clients.
However, new details now confirm that Microsoft does likely own the document.
According to reports, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant has been sending the following take down notice to sites hosting the document:
“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:
2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s):
And if that’s not enough to convince you, Dropbox has also been sent a takedown notice resulting in the cloud service telling people this:
“Restricted Content – This file is no longer available due to a takedown request under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act by Microsoft. Learn more about Dropbox’s copyright policy.”
So there you have it folks. That’s the best confirmation from Microsoft – just short of sending out a statement to news agencies saying “Yes, we own the document and we don’t want its content circulated further – confirming the document is authentic.
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