Skip to Content
7-04-2008 @ 2:23PM
"Posting a few support phone numbers doesn't constitute copyright infringement anyway"That would be fine if all you guys did was post a few numbers. But you didn't do that. You copy-pasted most of a paragraph from another website. At least the fireworks people photoshopped their work. You guys didn't even change the wording, which is exactly what brought it to my attention.Don't get mad at me, I'm just pointing out the irony of a post on copyright infringement having pilfered text at the bottom of it.Arrow me down all you like, Mr. Schramm, that's what it's there for. I still find it funny...
7-04-2008 @ 7:13PM
Are you mental? The paragraph above it says:WoW Insider is not owned, operated or affiliated with Blizzard's World of Warcraft game. If you have any technical or account problems, you need to contact Blizzard directly. Go to worldofwarcraft.com or wow-europe.com and look on the left hand column for their Support links.Or contact Blizzard Customer Service directly:And after that, it has the phone numbers...
7-04-2008 @ 8:10PM
Are you freaking kidding me? "At least they edited it"? Editing the picture makes it worse. That's like vandalizing another artist's work without his or her consent. Worse still is the fact that the fireworks box does not even mention the name of Blizzard or the original artist. Sorry, but copying some text from a website doesn't even compare to editing and using another artist's work without his permission. Apples and oranges, mate; not even remotely close.
7-04-2008 @ 8:17PM
Furthermore, I'd like to clarify what we're talking about. We're talking about a blurb for a phone number to contact for support. The blurb says all of "This is the number to call for support. This is when they're in operation to take calls." It's not as though they copy-pasted an article or some such, which would be plagiarism. I'm fairly sure you're grasping at straws here, and I'm glad to see no one's being fooled.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.