Letter to Editor: Response to Florian Mueller's Release re: "Anti-IP"
Posted Aug 26, 2005 18:41 UTC (Fri) by FlorianMueller
In reply to: Letter to Editor: Response to Florian Mueller's Release re: "Anti-IP"
Parent article: Letter to Editor: Response to Florian Mueller's Release re: "Anti-IP"
I've had some more reasonable communication with Jason by E-mail, but the claim that reliance upon a copyright carve-out, an exception from copyright (and nothing that benefits the owner of a copyright), means it's not "against copyright" makes no sense, and I've explained my position and I've just seen someone else's comment further below that also explains why it's wrong.
As for those alternative key-checking solutions, they're not acceptable to Blizzard nor would they be to me. Only if you provide the only server for gameplay, you have the necessary control. Otherwise people can always patch the client in a way that circumvents your scheme, or you have to communicate with the third-party server without having control over what the third-party server does.
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