(Legal Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and as such nothing in this column constitutes legal advice. All opinions expressed are my own and based on research into case precedent and interpretation of relevant laws and statutes, as well as discussion with the MMO Fallout legal team) It has been four long years since ArcheAge launched in the west and some people are still wondering: How did Trion Worlds avoid getting sued for its rather blatantly false advertising regarding that 10% discount for Patrons that never surfaced, and was the advertising of the game against the law? If you’ve forgotten or just weren’t around, when Trion Worlds was initially pitching its founders packages to the west, they advertised a perk for Patrons that included 10% discounts on cash shop purchases. The page advertising the promotion had been stealthily edited close to launch to include the wording that the perk wouldn’t be applied immediately, only for Trion to throw their hands up months … [Read more...] about In Plain English: An ArcheAge Lawsuit and the Fraudulent 10% Discount
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Those of you who play RuneScape or World of Warcraft are likely well acquainted with a popular phishing technique that made its rounds over the past few years, or at least you would be if you took a gander through your spam filter. The email warns players that they’ve been caught either botting or engaging in real money trading, and that further cheating will add them to a list of John Does in a pending lawsuit. While the email links to a fake login page designed to steal your account information, you might be surprised to know that the body of the email itself is indeed legitimate, or I should say was originally written by a legitimate source. Jagex once filed lawsuit against cheaters, and it didn’t end in their favor. No, seriously. I reported on this way back when it initially happened, getting confirmation from Jagex and from the central district court of California where the lawsuit was filed. The email cites both a valid case file and … [Read more...] about In Plain English: The Curious Case Of Jagex V John Doe
In all our many roundups at the turn of the year, we’ve never done one on the legal dramas that have affected the MMO genre. That changes today! Of note, there’s… the lockbox scuffle as various countries turn their watchful gaze on the industry and self-regulation collapses in a puddle of shrugs; the Crytek lawsuit against Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium; the potential for dead online games to skirt DMCA laws; multiple Pokemon Go-inspired lawsuits and criminal trials; the end of the Warner Bros. and Tolkien estate lawsuit; the continuation of the Oculus/ZeniMax Media lawsuit; the cease-and-desist filed against Asheron’s Call emulators; and a whole ton of Blizzard lawsuits, including the capsizing of the Bossland cheaters following multiple Blizz victories. My favorite, however, is Andrew’s research into whether lockboxes legally constitute gambling – from last January. Enjoy! Call of Duty swatting incident leads to man’s death in Kansas … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2017
Home » Social Media » Best Practices To Follow For Success on Top Social Media Sites “Social media is the fuel to set your content on fire.” – Jay Baer No content marketing strategy is complete without a strong social media strategy. Though there is a difference in how B2B marketers and B2C marketers use social media to their advantage but there are some common best practices which every marketers follow over the social networks. To know more about the basic features of social networks you can search on Google because, in this post we will cover the best practices to succeed on the top social networking platforms. Let us get started with the leader in social networking domain – Facebook: Best Practices to Follow on Facebook: Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. Facebook has over one billion active users, more than half of whom use Facebook on a mobile device. – Wikipedia … [Read more...] about Best Practices To Follow For Success on Top Social Media Sites
Home » Make Money Online » Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much Money Do Top Bloggers Make Bloggers income report is one of my favorite things. Whenever I stumble upon various blogs, I always search for income reports to find out their income sources. And I know, many people are as interested as me to find out the income reports of other bloggers. After all, we all are really curious about knowing others income streams, it gives us enough boost to take blogging as a challenge to make some real money online. If you’ve been searching for bloggers income report, don’t search anywhere else on the Internet, I made this guide a one stop place to figure out others bloggers income reports. So bookmark the post and share it with your friends to know how much fun it is to make money blogging. Making money online and generating a residual income stream is what many full time bloggers strive for. Even though these bloggers are figuring out how to handle … [Read more...] about Top Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much They Earn?