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5-19-2009 @ 3:13PM
It's possible some of the site's merchandise had actual WOW images on them, but many/most did not.We purchased a pet food bowl for our cat that had "Warcraftpets.com" on it, and nothing else, just the words. No way that could be infringement.I'm truly hoping that Breanni is just being overly cautious and has not been harassed by Activision-Blizzard.If anyone wants to read the post for themselves you can go to:http://warcraftpets.com/news/
5-19-2009 @ 3:15PM
Or click "Source" at the bottom left of the article, just to the left of the Comments link.
5-19-2009 @ 3:17PM
Well actually couldn't the word "warcraft" be infringement?
All this time at WOW Insider, and I've never bothered to notice those were clickable./dohand /ty for letting me know. :)
5-19-2009 @ 3:22PM
Considering Breanni has not been told to change his website's name and was even honored in WOW for his contribution to the community, I find that doubtful.Besides, if "ihateapple.com" can be a website and not run out of town by Apple computers, I don't see that legally they could do anything about this.
5-20-2009 @ 1:07PM
While I may have overlooked something, I looked through the entire store when purchasing my coffee mug, which has the Warcraftpets.com logo by itself on it, and I don't recall any items that used Blizzard's art assets. The site and its store have been up for quite some time. I understand the need to protect Blizzard's copyrights, but the delay is very strange to me. I am glad I got my mug already.
9-01-2009 @ 3:38PM
You would be amazed at what companies like Blizzard will do. Even if it is not an infringement, do you think a "blogger" just trying to make a buck is going to roll up the sleeves and tussle with a company that can throw large money into a fight. Blizzard, any company of the type knows this. They may be pushing territory they have no business pushing but they can and will get away with it. It's a damn shame, but it still wont change.
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