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Author Topic: Bethesda Attacks Fallout Fan Site  (Read 7756 times)

Offline karx-elf-erx

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Re: Bethesda Attacks Fallout Fan Site
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 02:54:15 AM »
The general problem with U.S. copyright is that ignoring a potential case of infringement will set a precedent for follow-up cases where a real infringement may have happened. So every smallest (potential) infringement needs to be persecuted in order to make sure no seriously dangerous infringement can take place and will be legally acceptable because the company had tolerated something like that elsewhere.

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Re: Bethesda Attacks Fallout Fan Site
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 04:22:26 AM »
True, but there are other ways around it. For example King's Isle (Wizard 101) and Blizzard (World of Warcraft) give permission to fan sites, and even support them by giving free in-game stuff for the sites to give away. Therefore, any use of protected material without permission can still be fought. I'm not a lawyer, just seems like a really bad pr move, even if doing nothing would not be an acceptable strategy.

TBC, I never saw the site before this came up. And they have taken the posters down, so I really don't know what was going on there.
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