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Get sued for running a private server?
02-28-2007, 01:26 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
This seems to be a big question, is can you/will get sued for running or even playing on a private server.

Is there any type of disclaimer you can put on your site to save you ash?

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02-28-2007, 01:32 PM (This post was last modified: 02-28-2007 01:37 PM by deathseeker41.)
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Get sued for running a private server?
I dunno about a disclaimer (I'm sure there is one) but you will probably get sued for hosting one but never for playing on one. They would have to have hacked your comp to prove it. (They couldn't find out if you were playing on one unless they were on the servers themselves)

To put it very simply, they would have to break the law to uphold the law...

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02-28-2007, 01:47 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
So i wont be sued Tongue?

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02-28-2007, 01:51 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Most likely not, there's always the very slim chance that it can....(I got extremely close)

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02-28-2007, 02:02 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
:0, well even the thought scares the shiz out of me! please go on about the close call... plz Smile

EDITED:My server is done and iam suposed to put it on my CUZ'S internet tomorrow and i have about 13 people waiting for this.... BUT I really don't wanna get sued or have any1 lese get sued! Is there another game I can ru n a server that is mmorpg?

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02-28-2007, 02:21 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
lol, [email protected] don't really give a C-R-A-P anymore... they more or less gave up. I'm guessing, though, that if your server gets REALLY big and you start taking money for it, then B!i$$ will be on your arse like flies on S-H-I-T...

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03-01-2007, 05:47 AM
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eaxaclty yama...

they dont casre too much about small servers..
as long as you dont generate much revenue from the server..
you shouldnt have to worry too much..

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03-01-2007, 05:53 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Yea, I've heard that if your server gets TOO blizzlike or you make money, Blizzard will hunt your ass down.

As for my close call it was for piracy, my ISP started getting snoopy...

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03-01-2007, 06:10 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Is it ok to accept small donations?

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03-01-2007, 06:17 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Eh. Eh. Eh. Once again Eh. Your not going to be sued if you have 13 players running. And Your Not Going To Get Your Ass Kicked By Blizz If You Accept Small Donations. If your server is an exact replica of Blizz's and you hacked their servers to get it then your screwed. Like Butt Screwed. If you make your own server and its big you will once again get butt screwed. And they don't use a small one. They take a whole fist and shove it up there.
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03-01-2007, 06:41 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
lmoa well **** that than. I am not making a private server :\ guess that means iam leaving wowps :0

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03-01-2007, 06:56 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
yeah.. atm im reciving maybe $100 a month.. if that..
and i havent had any problems..

as for disclaimers..

http://wow.nadasoft.net <- was one i used..

basically it states that if any legal team..
or blizzard employee that tries to use the information from that site against me..
will be sued for invasion of privacy..

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03-01-2007, 07:25 AM
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hmm...... so will this totaly save my ash? because my server was supposed to go up TODAY i was JUST about to go out the door and hook it up at my cuz's BUT I read forums and seen EVERY1 said if it get's big (which before i even publicly speak of it i have a 21 player base) than iam TOTTALY ****ed and i can't get sued.... and on top of that it will be at my cuz's house so they will probelly get sued so I am guesing that the past 4 or better week's i have dedicated hard core to making a good stable "
custom" server is a total waste and i will most liekly be leaving the community because i will not be in with wow emu stuff any more.... so iam trying to find another use for the server i built plus i have 21 peoepl waiting form y wow server.... so i will have ot think of another game i can totally legaly put up that isnt common (not a liek CS server or something lmoa) or do something atleast.. seems like iam in a big ash pickel! bah!!!!!!!!!!!!! I planned so hard for this.

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03-01-2007, 07:43 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
I seriously doubt even if his server did grow big it would matter. Their main concern would be you charging for use of their software on your server. If you keep it Not-For-Profit you should be ok, I went through this years ago with MajorMUD and got away scott free.
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03-01-2007, 07:44 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
well if i jsut accept donations is that ok? or liek if they donate so much the get a ingame item? or is that too riscky?

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03-01-2007, 10:55 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Dont worry. Just host your server. Accept Donations. Get on with life. Your NOT GOING TO BE CAUGHT BY BLIZZ. Do you see Ryu, DJ, Yama, or Me getting a federal arrest. And I'm one of the worst among all of them because I'm making my own emu. Well at least I THINK I'm the worst.
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03-01-2007, 11:18 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Ok :\ i am not afraid of thing's i jsut wanna keep my record clean and not be sued! Tongue

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03-03-2007, 03:33 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
lol, you're too paranoid, puddin. Seriously, DO NOT worry. Like I said, you're not gonna get caught, and even if [email protected] find out about your server, they won't give a rat's arse... You wanna know why? Well, only about 10-20% of the whole WoW community play on private servers, and about 50-75% of those few also play on bl1$$'s official server, so they are only losing about 5% of customers. Also, they ain't no way in hell any of our servers will ever be as complete as bl1$$'s, as we always have to wait for them to release new patches in order to keep up with them. They will ALWAYS be first.

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03-03-2007, 03:40 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Thats fine Yamachi but they have 8 million player,5% from that...400000 players i think and thats a lot money on long tracks.Anyways,my expiriences from that is only a threat that if you dont close the server they WILL sue you.So you will get around it even if they do that IF and only IF you terminate the server

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03-03-2007, 07:56 AM
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ok .

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04-02-2007, 07:52 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Don't you think Blizz would have had sued those RunWoW servers with 1500 people on them by now?

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04-02-2007, 08:38 AM
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Get sued for running a private server?
Those are hosted in Europe, I'm no expert in law but the European Union dosn't have a DMCA. Countries in Europe don't care about copyright to put it simple.

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04-03-2007, 11:47 AM
Post: #23
Get sued for running a private server?
IMO the Blizz would probably do better to put pressure on ISP's to prevent people hosting Game Servers or make the cost of it so extreme that people wouldn't bother. With the way it stands now, i'm pretty sure your gonna be safe for a long time..

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06-10-2008, 03:26 PM
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Get sued for running a private server?
I have never came across any one being sued before. But I think you should be safe for now since I have been for awhile. And i talked to a gm on retail he said they were illegal but they most likely wouldnt sure. Unless you getting money like they are. SO dont do nothing EXTREME play safe. Practce safe Ascent (or safe sex)

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