Stupid enough to play the leaked version of Halo: Reach doing the rounds on the web on Xbox Live? Well then, consider yourself officially banned. FOREVER.
Yes, Microsoft is punishing those who think they can download Reach, play it before general release, and get away with it, by permanently banning the user from Xbox Live forever. Here’s how they are enforcing the ban in words.
Notification of Permanent Suspension: Prerelease title play
This email is to notify you that your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play.
During your suspension, you will not be able to log into Xbox LIVE. Your Xbox LIVE privileges will not be reinstated.
Customer Support is not able to modify or provide any further details about your suspension.
Microsoft expects that all customers abide by the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct provides guidelines for appropriate behavior while using the service.
Note: if you are not a user of Xbox LIVE, this suspension may have been enacted due to your activity in the Zune Social. You can view the Zune Social Code of Conduct by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/codeOfConduct.htm. You can view the Zune Social Terms of Service by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/termsofservice.htm.
LIVE Enforcement Team”
Serves you right!