Keep Your Program out of My Game: The Ninth Circuit's Convoluted Copyright Analysis in MDY Industries, Inc. V. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc
Crowther, Brandon T., Brigham Young University Law Review
World of Warcraft ("WoW"), a popular online game, boasts over twelve million users1 and generates more than $1.5 billion annually.2 Blizzard Entertainment, the company that runs WoW, claims in its end user license agreement ("EULA") to grant purchasers "a limited, non-exclusive license" to install and use the game subject to numerous restrictions.3 Besides retaining the ability to terminate the license agreement at will, Blizzard also requires users to agree that any violation of the restrictions on the license agreement constitutes "an infringement of Blizzard's copyrights in and to the Game."4 Under U.S. copyright law, the penalty for copyright infringement can …
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Publication information: Article title: Keep Your Program out of My Game: The Ninth Circuit's Convoluted Copyright Analysis in MDY Industries, Inc. V. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Contributors: Crowther, Brandon T. - Author. Journal title: Brigham Young University Law Review. Volume: 2012. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 1, 2012. Page number: 461+. © Brigham Young University, Reuben Clark Law School 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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