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8-23-2008 @ 4:22PM
On the contrary, they are very concerned about their community, hence the reason they only take action against those they perceive as harmful to it. Gold-sellers are self explanatory. Bnetd? Reverse engineering Blizzard code to provide private Bnet hosting? What exactly was the purpose of that, how did it benefit the community? The answer is it didn't, it benefited software pirates. Blizzard are not trigger-happy when it comes to litigation at all, indeed, when they do act, it is in a calculated manner, and targets those who seek to either profit from Blizzard's work unfairly, harm the community, or both. Those who talk about the 'wider implications' of cases such as these often don't have a clue what they're saying. Any precedent that comes from any of these cases has a very strict interpretation and is only binding in cases which are almost if not entirely identical. These kind of things seem to get open-source advocates and the overly liberal agitated, nothing more.
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