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6-03-2011 @ 5:41AM
Fine.I'm bored. It's late. You're an idiot. Your argument is very similar to the one Glider used in its case against Blizzard. This was the ruling: "Blizzard owns a valid copyright in the game client software, Blizzard has granted a limited license for WoW players to use the software,"Key words in that sentence? BLIZZARD HAS GRANTED A LIMITED LICENSE FOR WOW PLAYERS TO -USE- THE SOFTWARE.When you purchase WoW, you down OWN the content. You are purchasing the rights to USE IT. From WoW's own EULA: "All rights and title in and to the Service (including without limitation any user accounts, titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, “applets,” transcripts of the chat rooms, character profile information, recordings of games) are owned by Blizzard or its licensors. The Game and the Service are protected by United States and international laws, and may contain certain licensed materials in which Blizzard’s licensors may enforce their rights in the event of any violation of this Agreement. "TL;DR: WoW is a service. You are paying for the service, much in the same way you pay for cellphone service or internet service. You are NOT paying for the content. You do not own the content. If you need even more clarification, again from the EULA. Caps are their's, not mine:NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN ANY ACCOUNT STORED OR HOSTED ON A BLIZZARD SYSTEM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY BNET ACCOUNT OR WORLD OF WARCRAFT ACCOUNT, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO SUCH ACCOUNTS ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF BLIZZARD. In short: Buying the box grants you a LICENSE TO PLAY. It doesn't grant you ownership of jack squat.
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