Blizzard is continuing it's push to sue Korean cable company, MBC, after months of arguments and court battles regarding the "public domain" nature of Starcraft footage.
I believe Activision is completely in their right in this instance.
Agreed. If the owners of the product can't get residual, where would this world be?
For once I agree with Activision on something.
cuz the billion dollars a year the make isnt enough
REGARDLESS of how much a company makes, I believe in the protection of intellectual rights.
take a look at how many lawsuits blizzard have opened up in the past 5 years. and then tell me its not all about the money.
Of course it's all about the money. Activision is a company and companies need money to survive.
They're not getting MINE! *nelson laugh*
As noted numerous times, it's not about how much an entity makes, it's the protection of the intellectual property of a company.
Too many people take pre-conceived notions about a company and their policy and apply it negatively towards a capitalistic, free-economy.
Bubs up for well-said
so it would be wrong for me to watch a Starcraft match on youtube with my tv?
...and send Bobby Kotick into North Korea, armed like a COD soldier, threatening to call in his Predator missile strike if they don't comply. I'm sure he'll be fine. :o
he'll be wearing bullet proof vests padded with 100$ bills
Benjamin will protect him like he did Chris Tucker. Ah, so caring, even after death.
Like others have said. Blizzard does deserve royalties just like the NFL, MLB, NBA, and FIFA get royalties for people airing their stuff without their permission.
so... if i record my gameplay and put it on youtube or some form of televised media... i would be sued by activision? for example: i bought the game. i played the game. i recorded my gameplay. what's wrong with that? i think its more like activision is pissed at the lack of starcraft 2 purchase in south korea. as well as activision werent able to get any money out of the korean tournaments. if this was illegal, it would of been stomped back in 1997, not in 2010. *almost half the sales of the original starcraft came from korea. the other half came from the rest of the world. blizzard actualy appreciated the koreans for the high purchase, that's why blizzard launched their invitational in korea first. u can also see blizzard made a map called south korea in warcraft3. but this was before activision came into play.
It's TELEVISED matches where the individuals are making CASH dividends from airing it on their networks. It's the equivalent of someone starting a broadcast station and airing live Super Bowl game footage without paying the NFL.
Yet the Super Bowl is organized by the NFL. These gaming tournaments are not organized by Blizzard.
Valve didn't get any money from the CGS and from all the other CS tournaments that a broadcasted on TV in Europe.
"It's the equivalent of someone starting a broadcast station and airing live Super Bowl game footage without paying the NFL." this is false. it isnt equivalent to someone airing super bowl games on tv. buying a game is different from a super bowl match. u cant really "buy" the NFL realistically speaking. unless u got the cash and they're willing to sell. blizzard recieved their profits when a game purchase were made. once the game is mine, i can do what i want with it. i can sell it for a profit on ebay, give it to a friend, or simply record my gameplay and upload it on the internet. if someone pays me for my gameplay, than its my credit. not blizzard's. its not illegal. i do not think its blizzard whose doing this. its the corporate body of the evil corporation, activision.
So does Capcom get any money from the SSFIV tournaments whose videos are posted on websites around the world?
Great point, bubble
Too bad they don't just work out a deal so that everyone wins. It would be a shame if they couldn't televise the matches anymore.
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