Gamasutra: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a brief in support of accessory maker Datel, accusing Microsoft of misusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to quash competition in the Xbox 360 memory card market. But in a brief filed today [PDF], the EFF argues the DMCA provision was intended to prevent piracy and copyright infringement, rather than to block competing accessory makers from selling compatible products.
"Letting Xbox owners use a third-party memory card does not put Microsoft at risk of copyright infringement," EFF intellectual property director Corynne McSherry said in a statement.
"Microsoft is misusing the law in order to sell more accessories and control customers' use of the Xbox. The DMCA is supposed to be a shield against piracy, not a weapon to smash competition and consumer choice."