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8-23-2008 @ 1:31PM
TotalBiscuit - I'm not sure your analysis is correct. A quick look at the app implies that it simply takes (publically-available) data from the Armory site and skins it in an interesting way. It's a very specific-purpose browser, which doesn't utilise Blizzard IP except in that it displays publically-available information. It's much like WoWecon, or more generally like, say, Opera, which is a for-pay web browser. I can't see a copyright infringement argument there, and there's no EULA on the website, so they can't control commercial use there. Frankly, this looks like an extremely dubious C&D, in line with Blizzard's history of utilising very dodgy legal logic. Indeed, this is very reminiscent indeed of the bnetd case. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_v._BnetD )
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