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6-25-2011 @ 2:04AM
Since you don't need to accept the TOS/Software License to make an add on, then there is no contract between you and Blizzard when you make the addon. You don't have to click "I agree" to anything to make the add on. All you need is access to the lua software, which is not under Blizzard's control.The question is if the add on is a derivative work or an original work. The law is very different depending on the answer. I don't know if there is precedent for this type of work to be considered derivative and therefore under Blizzard's purview. That is what I would have been very interested to read about.
6-25-2011 @ 9:51AM
What does it matter if the addon is made with or without agreeing to the TOS/EULA? I can make for-pay addons all day long and have them sit on my hard drive. It is only when I try to actually sell them to people, or put a paywall in the addon itself (you must donate to use X feature) that Blizzard gets upset.If your post is about what laws Blizzard can use to enforce this policy on people who have not signed the TOS/EULA, then yes, I agree that a post on that would be interesting. I suppose a for-pay addon maker could just say "I offered for a small donation fee, but the user didn't have to pay."I like it when they specifically change aspects of the game to break addons they don't like. I think that, even moreso than legal action, lets you know you have their attention.
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