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5-22-2008 @ 7:45PM
Theres not real legal action they can take. All the sites posting info are not in violation of either trade secret or copyright law. It could however be in the EULA that your not allowed to post non-released material, and then could only ban those people with accounts, and not sue them.The biggest thing, as you said, would be for 'legitimate' sources like wowinsider and mmo champion. Blizzard could ban them from blizzcon or the like if they wanted to.
5-22-2008 @ 8:23PM
"There's not real legal action they can take. "There most certainly is - provided they can find the person who initially leaked the data. Somebody broke a legally binding agreement. The problem is that Blizzard is taking it out on everyone who saw or heard anything from the leaked content, rather than focusing on finding the culprit.
5-23-2008 @ 1:19PM
I would be willing to bet that Blizzard is doing everything they can to catch the initial 'leaker'. Obviously they are pissed off that everyone is looking at the secrets of the expansion a good 3-6 months before it goes live (at least). Would your parents be happy if they saw you digging through all your presents that they spent hundreds of dollars on 2 weeks before Christmas?.......I don't think so.Another thing, I have to agree with TotalBiscuits opinion on this one also. I wish WI would pick one side of the fence and stick to it. I think it's kind of sleezy to say "hey, we won't post the info - but here's the link, haha now we can't get in trouble." Either way you look at it, Blizzard isn't right to go name calling to their fans (who most are clearly impressed by the leaked info) and WI isn't right to be a sleez-ball about the whole ordeal, but I am still a wow-fan and still a fan of WI, and the leaked info has me really excited about the expansion.my 2cents.
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