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3-13-2007 @ 3:02PM
Digital information such as the character models, sounds, class and race names, abilities, weapons, gear, and anything else associated with the player is intellectual property of Blizzard. They create it, they own it.Your characters name however was not created by blizzard (unless you click randomize for the character name when you created him), but was created by whoever created the character. So Blizzard does not have intellectual property rites to the name unless Blizzard created the name.Blizzard could argue, however, that the name Leeroy Jenkins only became as popular as it has through a movie created using their software, entitling them to royalties for the use of Leeroy Jenkins should the name be used to generate revenue of some sort.Wow, I actually remembered something from my college ethics class.
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