From the Xboxic Forums: A few idiots got their hands on illegal copies of Halo 3. Played them while still CONNECTED to Xbox Live. Microsoft and Bungie weren't amused to say the least and they immediately banned the smacktards until 12/31/9999.
Hope your copies are worth never being able to play on Xbox Live again.
I don't get why people do this. I mean, it's certainly no skin off my neck that these dopes were ubar-banned. I just don't get the impulse to get an illegal copy of something and play it before hand on XBL. You're gonna get caught, and you're gonna get fucked. read