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3-18-2010 @ 2:14AM
I'm a legal novice so I'm going to need some clarification on a particular problem.I'm stuck on the definition of exploit:1: to make productive use of 2: to make use of meanly or unfairly for one's own advantage[Merriam-webster.com]2B. exploit the Game or any of its parts... [ToU]2C. exploit the Game or any of its parts... [EULA]Which definition is being applied here? There is no entry for exploit in dictionary.law.com so I'm assuming the general dictionary definition applies. If it is the first definition doesn't this have implications on people who sell unauthorized strategy guides and websites that post information about the game (reaping revenue from advertisements)? If it is the second definition doesn't this omit people who sell their service of gathering in-game items legitimately (without a means that gives them an advantage or using a third party application i.e. bot)?
3-18-2010 @ 2:36AM
"So right now, gold sellers are selling to you what belongs to Blizzard, not the poor sap they "stole" it from."sellv. to transfer possession and ownership of goods or other property for money or something of equivalent value. [dictionary.law.com]Wouldn't the "gold sellers" be providing a service? I do not see at any point in which a transfer of possession or ownership has occurred. Blizzard is in possession of the in-game items at all times.But as I said in my previous comment I'm a legal amatuer I may not be understanding this correctly.
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