REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 1, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) anti-piracy enforcement actions taken against distributors of modification chips designed to circumvent copyright protection on popular game consoles, including the Xbox® and Xbox 360™ game consoles:
“Microsoft applauds ICE for its effort to reduce piracy and protect the intellectual property of Microsoft and its industry partners. This is an important step in the continuing fight against piracy and the threat it presents to the global economy and consumers throughout the world.”
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