An Xbox Live user has managed to get a copy of Grand Theft Auto V before its official release date and has been posting Vine videos with footage from the game, which have spread to NeoGAF.
One of the videos contained his gamertag and Microsoft have quickly dealt a blow and have banned his entire console from Xbox Live, meaning heâ€™ll have to buy a new one.
The Rockstar policy on posting copyrighted material from its games is very clear:
[background=rgb(240,240,240)]Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes â€œearly unboxingâ€ videos.[/background]
I think that this punishment of a console ban, is very light. Gamers have been going crazy all over Vine off the guys videos, Microsoft say there may be more gamers with the game but if you play online you will probably get console banned within 24 hours.