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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 04:01 AM
    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Sam Webb from Black Cat Gaming and Modiphius to talk about The Spy Game, the 5e-based espionage thriller RPG on Kickstarter now! In the news, ENnie nominations, Pathfinder 2nd Edition adventure path previews, Fallout RPG released, a site outage at EN World, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World (with a brand-new theme song!) and a new sketch!...
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 12:11 PM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! More previews for Descent into Avernus, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, and Shadowrun 6th Edition, plus a new D&D-inspired video game, D&D for the visually impaired, Fallout RPG released, and more! I swear, as Pelor as my witness, I thought Abyssal Chickens could fly! I have no idea how many people reading this will get that reference, but...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 07:44 PM
    This week, Morrus and Peter take a look at the Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons! In the news, WotC is looking for a new Executive Producer for D&D, a preview from Descent into Avernus (if you’re not chicken), new D&D 5e inspired video game announced, Chivalry & Sorcery getting a fifth edition, and more! Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | YouTube | TuneIn |...
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 06:57 AM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! New releases for Dungeons & Dragons, a preview of the finalized rules for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, free upgrade for the Shadowrun Sixth Edition Beginner Box, and a lot more! Two products hit store shelves this week for Dungeons & Dragons. First is Acquisitions Incorporated, the sourcebook based on the podcasts and live streams from...
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 01:59 PM
    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by ASH LAW to talk about 13th Age! In the news, new Dungeons & Dragons products released, SLA Industries getting a second edition, new miniatures for Star Trek Adventures and for D&D, and an exclusive announcement from ASH LAW about Ponyfinder! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World, a brand new sketch, and a lot more in this extra-long episode! ...
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 07:22 AM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! More release details for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, a story didn’t happen involving Dungeons & Dragons (but I’ll explain why it’s worth mentioning why it’s not a story), a big expansion to BattleTech on its way, and more! Full release details are now available for Pathfinder 2nd Edition. The core rulebook will once again do a minimum...
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 12:26 PM
    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Mike Myler, editor for EN5ider, to talk about the new EN Publishing Kickstarter, A Touch More Class featuring nine new player character classes for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition! In the news, how hard is it to conjure a frog, what’s the most popular D&D alignment for 5e, Origins Award winners announced, a new Stargate RPG, and more! Plus Mike joins is in...
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Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

  • 06:27 PM - MNblockhead mentioned Abstruse in post News Digest: Shadowrun Sixth Edition, Origins Award Nominees, BESM New Edition Amid Controversy, Alien RPG, and more!
    Abstruse Chill out. I don't read @Nylandfs comment as an attack on you. He's simply posting about another Kickstarter in a post that discusses Kickstarters. He didn't question why you didn't include it. Nobody expects every digest to include every possible related item of news. EN World is my primary source for learning about Kickstarters, both your posts, posts discussing specific single Kickstarter campaigns, and the comments of the many visitors to this site. It is all valuable and doesn't violate the sites rules, as far I can tell. Your umbrage is misplaced.

Sunday, 3rd June, 2018

  • 03:26 AM - Mouseferatu mentioned Abstruse in post The Next Dungeons & Dragons Storyline Will Be...
    WotC was very clear about what hour of what day the new book would be announced and made no further promises. This entire event was set up to disseminate infirmation. Does being press make you believe you are entitled to more information sooner than the rest of us? Or course WotC teased you the way they did. You basically asked if the final day was worth warching. Were they supposed to say 'No? " You know, given that Abstruse busts his ass for this site--hunting down stories, collating information, and writing it all up every week, plus trying to stay on top of big stories like this one--and given that WotC won't allow ENWorld access to advance info due to leaks that weren't ENWorld's fault, while still giving advanced access to other sites that have leaked info early--I think you can back the hell off and just say "Thank you for trying, I'm sorry your time was wasted."

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018


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Saturday, 28th October, 2017

  • 07:42 AM - Mouseferatu mentioned Abstruse in post News Digest: PaizoCon Harassment, Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated, WizKids and Warhammer 40K, Fantasy Flight Interactive, and more!
    Could you maybe steer clear of the controversial news that your not 100% sure about. Recently the F-up with the Tom Vassel business and now with the Bill Web stuff. Stick with rehashing press releases, because investigative journalism isn't your best feat (or as powerful as it was in 3rd Edition ;-)... I am not Abstruse, but I know him outside of his position as a columnist here at ENWorld, and I can 100% assure you that he will never, ever stop posting about, or calling people out for, sexual harassment, abuse, or assault in the industry. He will report what he's learned, and he will correct as new information comes to him, as he should. But stop reporting it? Never. Nor should he.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017

  • 04:50 PM - LordEntrails mentioned Abstruse in post News Digest: Gen Con, ENnies, Diana Jones, Star Wars, Starfinder, and more!
    ...n June. Spiel des Jahres is a closed selection process for the jurors, but their names and identities are publicly known. As for what criteria they use. Ah, basically anything that they want. After several sentences, they come down and say this; The precise interpretation of ‘excellence in gaming’ is left to the discretion of the individual judges I mean, "industry insiders patting each other on the back" is pretty much the definition of an award regardless of the medium the award is for. This may often be true. But not all awards are this. Some are popularity contests open to the public. But credibility is not something an awards group can just grant themselves. And it is near impossible when they are secretive in both who they are and how they make their selection(s). If they were credible, then other sources besides themselves would actually cite them as credible. Where are those links? (So far, this question which is probably the most important has simple been ignored.) @Abstruse, note these questions or comments of mine are not meant to question your article. It is straight forward news (and I appreciate it, including this topic and others). I'm just trying to understand what the credibility of the DJA is.

Saturday, 12th July, 2014

  • 04:01 AM - pemerton mentioned Abstruse in post Will there be a 4.75 a la Pathfinder?
    I'm not 100% sure what you mean by "as an item" as that is not a phrase I'm familiar with as a legal term of art.It's not a legal term of art. "As a good offered for sale" is not really a legal term of art either, but would do as a synonym for "as an item". Restricting myself to federal law, trade dress is protected by §43(a) of the Lanham Act. (15 USC §1125 see also Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc., 505 US 763)I think there are going to be complexities in comparing trade dress of a restaurant (or other commercial service provision, like M:tG online mentioned upthread by Abstruse) and trademarks and trade dress of goods. For instance, if a book or magazine is sold solely in shrink wrap, then it seems to me that that must suggest limitations on the extent to which material that appears only on the interior of the book can constitute trade dress or trademarks belonging to the publisher. At a certain point, such material cannot play a role in consumers distinguishing the goods of one producer from those of another, competing, producer. Or, from the point of view of a potentially infringing trader, at a certain point material that appears only within the interior of a book has not been "used in commerce", which is the statutory phrase that triggers liability. Here's an example: A 3PP makes a new monster: A 1 Eyed, 1 Horned Purple People Eater. They use the mechanics from MMIII to create the monsters stats, and they use the same colors and layout as monsters from MMMIII. While it's my position that (if it's protected at all) it's protected by trade dress a...

Saturday, 31st August, 2013

  • 06:41 AM - Morrus mentioned Abstruse in post Long interview with Cordell & Schwalb
    Conducted by Abstruse. There's a lot to get your teeth into in that interview; it's unusually candid and non PR-y for WotC. Great read. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63941 I'm surprised about how frankly they spoke about 4E. Equal parts good and bad. It's the sort of interview that is likely to reignite the edition wars, though. Plus lots of tidbits on the D&D Next playtest approach.

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Friday, 20th April, 2018

  • 12:18 AM - KentDT quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: BattleTech Lawsuit Dismissed, Gygax Estate Licenses Unpublished Games, Deadpool RPG Covers, and more!
    WG7 was a comedy/parody adventure and, while its mandate may have been malicious (I'm not trying to defend Williams here because that's totally a thing she'd do, there's just no evidence she actually did it), most of the designers were long-time TSR employees and still friends (or on friendly terms at least) with Gygax. Castle Zagyg...it depends on what source you listen to what happened there. As far as I'm aware, no one's made any official statements about why it was cancelled and left out of print for so long and there's rumors of lawyers getting involved at some point. I was at GaryCon X a couple of months ago and attended a seminar about working with Gary put on by (among others) Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games, who was publishing the castle Zagyg stuff for Castles & Crusades (not Crusadors) and Jeffrey Talanian who was working together with Gary in turning his notes into the published books. Essentially Stephen said that after Gary's passing he talked with Gail (Gary's widow) and g...

Thursday, 19th April, 2018

  • 05:08 PM - aramis erak quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: BattleTech Lawsuit Dismissed, Gygax Estate Licenses Unpublished Games, Deadpool RPG Covers, and more!
    That's a separate thing and something Piranha's lawyers latched onto hard that I kind of edited down to a brief summary because...seriously, I think I wrote about 1000 words before I started editing down that section. The lawsuit has a few major questions at its heart, all of which have come up before in relation to Harmony Gold and BattleTech, but none of which have ever been answered because the lawsuits always got settled first. In order, the questions are: Can someone own the rights to a mech(a) design? Playmates brought this up in the lawsuit from FASA in 1996 that started this whole mess when they copied the design of the Timber Wolf (no it is not a "Mad Cat" you Inner Sphere freebirth scum!) How close do designs need to be to one another before they're infringing? We're talking about humanoid bipedal machines. They're going to have a lot more similarities than differences after a while, especially when there's hundreds of games, manga, anime, movies, TV, novels, and more all...
  • 02:26 PM - TerraDave quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: BattleTech Lawsuit Dismissed, Gygax Estate Licenses Unpublished Games, Deadpool RPG Covers, and more!
    WG7 was a comedy/parody adventure and, while its mandate may have been malicious (I'm not trying to defend Williams here because that's totally a thing she'd do, there's just no evidence she actually did it), most of the designers were long-time TSR employees and still friends (or on friendly terms at least) with Gygax. Have you seen WG7? It has nothing to do with the original, except the name. It was mean spirited and misleading marketing. As for being "friends" with EGG, why that makes the betrayal all the worse. The other interpretation was that it showed there was a lot of resentment against Gygax for this, that, and the other thing. But thats based on rumors. The fact is that "Castle Greyhawk" had nothing to do with Castle Greyhawk. 2es Greyhawk Ruins or 3es Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk would at least be closer in spirit, though none of these products actually had Gygax's input.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018


Wednesday, 11th April, 2018

  • 09:19 PM - aramis erak quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Dungeon Fantasy New Release, #AprilTTRPGMaker, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Release Date, and more!
    They own the rights to the game Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Third Edition and the text of that game. They do not have the rights to the Warhammer IP nor do they have a license to use it. It's why Cubicle 7 released PDFs of products from the first two editions on Drive Thru and others, but not the third. This is the problem with a lot of licensed games that go out of print. Once the company goes under and/or they lose the license, those books are pretty much impossible to ever get in print again. Hell, EN World did one of those post-a-day things where a question was "What game do you want to see in print?" and I said the West End Games D6 Star Wars game because I NEVER thought that would ever see the light of day again. It's also why we'll probably never see the MWP Marvel game or the Decipher Star Trek game or the FASA Star Trek games or the D20/SAGA Star Wars games from WotC or or or... I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Intellectual property law is complicated. You migh...

Friday, 30th March, 2018

  • 02:35 PM - J.F. Sebastian quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: More D&D Campaign Setting Clues, Pathfinder 2nd Ed Announcements and a Live Stream, Warhammer 40K getting plastic Sisters of Battle (yes, really), and more!
    And, pure speculation, I think they're holding Dragonlance back as a movie tie-in in case that's the direction the film license goes in. If it doesn't, they can always do Dragonlance later but saving it for when the film's release will capitalize on cross-promotion. Particularly if they have new novels to go with it. I agree wholeheartedly. There's been too much rumblings in the rumor mill about another big budget D&D movie over the past couple of years for it to NOT be happening. That combined with the fact that Joe Manganiello has been confirmed to have co-written a screen-play adaptation of Dragons of Autumn Twilight and was later hired by Wizards/Hasbro to rewrite/punch-up the existing D&D screenplay (developed years back by someone else under the name Chainmail), AND that he's had not-so-secret meetings with Wizards/Hasbro and the creators of Dragonlance...Weis and Hickman. All this points to Warner Bro (or Paramount?) and Wizards teaming up to bring a big screen adaptation of Dragonlanc...

Friday, 23rd February, 2018


Thursday, 15th February, 2018

  • 09:30 PM - Flexor the Mighty! quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Knights of the Dinner Table Live Action Series News, New Magic: The Gathering, and more!
    1) It's not a live stream. ZOE already has a live-streamed game on HyperRPG they've been doing for over a year now I believe. 2) This is a live action webseries - you know, like a TV show but on the web - that was Kickstarted in 2014 by Ken "Whit" Whitman and his D20 Productions which was shot but never finished and the Kickstarter went unfulfilled. 3) ZOE stepped in as a production company (at their own expense) to complete the post-production work using what materials they had from Whitman in order to help bring what closure they could to the fans of Knights of the Dinner Table who backed the Kickstarter in good faith, even though ZOE had no obligation or responsibility whatsoever to do so. So...maybe try reading the story? I love ZOE too, but I wouldn't have devoted half my column to them starting another Twitch actual play show. Just like I didn't when they started their show on HyperRPG. This is a long-running story I've been covering since before EN World back when the Kickstarte...

Friday, 9th February, 2018

  • 05:36 AM - Mistwell quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Product Announcements for D&D, Old Spice D&D Class, Artist William O'Connor Passed Away, and more
    I wasn't sure if Owen's Facebook post was public or not (including the comments) so I didn't want to cite what was said in there, but it gives a better idea of what was most likely going on. Old Spice saw marketing for companies like Arby's going viral when marketing to the "geek demographic", so wanted to trade on that. They hired someone to do a "Dungeons & Dragons thing" (apparently, Pathfinder never came up in the discussions) and were more concerned about the trade dress and visual style than content. Whoever they hired to write the copy hasn't stepped forward I'm aware of (they're probably under NDA), but odds are they were under a bunch of mandates by the ad executives include this or not to include that. As far as legal issues go...it's a grey area. Saying "it's parody" on its own isn't enough for a fair use claim. But it's not trying to present itself as an "official" product for any game company and, as far as I can tell from reading it, they haven't included anything that's co...

Thursday, 21st December, 2017

  • 10:19 PM - Parmandur quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Dungeons & Dragons Movie, Magic: The Gathering Values Statement Updated, New Warhammer 40K Releases, and more!
    Settlements aren't typically part of the public record so I can't say for sure, but odds are it would've addressed that time limit by either resetting the clock or giving a new deadline. Unless that's what Solomon traded in the settlement because he had the rights to use other D&D IP like Forgotten Realms after the settlement. Before, Wizards of the Coast held the media rights to the IP for the campaign settings still but not for "Dungeons & Dragons". That's why the animated Dragonlance movie from a few years back was just called "Dragonlance" and didn't have any Dungeons & Dragons branding.Well, it's been three-ish years with no greenlight from WB, so odds are that the rights simply times out: the five years from previous film to announcement seems hardly coincidental. Other main thing is, this isn't even odd for Hollywood. These sorts of weird dances are not at all uncommon, including investing millions of dollars into a project that never gets off of the ground. Sent from my [device_name] ...

Wednesday, 20th December, 2017

  • 09:14 PM - Giorgicus quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Patreon Breaks Then Fixes Patreon, D&D a Bestseller, New Fantasy Flight Game, and more!
    Quoting so you get the ping, here's the post. I have never been "quoted & pinged" before, so that was new. :) Thanks for pointing it out, I saved the page for future reference.
  • 09:12 PM - Giorgicus quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Patreon Breaks Then Fixes Patreon, D&D a Bestseller, New Fantasy Flight Game, and more!
    The list I posted was specifically limited to Patreon campaigns I've previously promoted on in this column. Mostly because I don't want to have to deal with the anxiety of making a more definitive list with the worry of leaving people off, and I keep backups of all my research for the column. If you know of any creators who might want to be featured in the later post, the best thing to do is have the creators email the news email address at news@enworldnews.com It's always better to have the creators or someone officially representing them contact, whether it's us or any other news outlet, for something like this so everyone's aware of what's going on. That is a fair point, I don't have my own list to share because I have been avoiding all Patreons campaigns until I have job stability. Once I have a steady source of income, I can start researching what creators I would like to support. I do keep a lookout and take notes where possible for future references.

Saturday, 16th December, 2017

  • 04:22 AM - Shasarak quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: Patreon Breaks Then Fixes Patreon, D&D a Bestseller, New Fantasy Flight Game, and more!
    Notice in the interview with the Growth Project Manager that they never bring up other crowdfunding platforms in comparison to their service. They bring up Eventbrite, which is an independent site/app alternative to Ticketmaster for events. That is the space they want to be in. They want Jonathan Coulton, Trent Reznor, Geek & Sundry, RoosterTeeth, and so on to use Patreon as their monetization platform for premium subscription content. Ticketmaster is the kind of company that springs to mind for adding extra BS fees on top of the ticket price.

Friday, 1st December, 2017

  • 03:50 PM - aramis erak quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    They're not suing the people who made the cheating software or who run the servers that allow cheating. They're suing people who made YouTube videos about the cheating. Also, I'm going to repeat this again: Cheating in a game is not illegal. I don't care how much it personally annoys you, it doesn't change the fact that you can't sue someone for it. Technically, in the US, you can (in most localities) actually file suit for/over anything, even things which are blackletter legal. The gatekeeper is the judge in pretrial motions; if the judge thinks it frivolous, knows it to violate existing law (and doesn't want to push the issue for the appellate process), or knows caselaw precedent that points towards summary rejection. And, even if the judge doesn't, if the defense does and points them out to the judge, again, done. There are literally hundreds of inane lawsuits filed weekly - most of which die by summary dismissal. In running "Frivolous Lawsuits Dismissed in 2017" I got several thousa...

Thursday, 30th November, 2017

  • 11:57 PM - ddaley quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    Why yes, I did read the article that I myself linked to. And the other article that I also linked two. And three others. And the actual lawsuit filings. And the filings I am reporting on are not against the people who created the software. They are against Mason Foret and another person who is a 14-year-old child named directly in the lawsuit. These lawsuits are copyright infringement lawsuits where the only evidence is that they posted videos on YouTube where they show off the exploits. Not that they developed the exploits. Not that they are providing the software to use those exploits. Solely that they posted a video on YouTube of them using the exploits. If Epic Games were only suing people over cheating software, I wouldn't be writing about it because this isn't a video game website. The only reason I am writing about it is because they are suing over videos of gameplay. These lawsuits, if successful, would set a precedent that it is against the law to stream or record video of playing a ...
  • 11:29 PM - Flexor the Mighty! quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    Why yes, I did read the article that I myself linked to. And the other article that I also linked two. And three others. And the actual lawsuit filings. And the filings I am reporting on are not against the people who created the software. They are against Mason Foret and another person who is a 14-year-old child named directly in the lawsuit. These lawsuits are copyright infringement lawsuits where the only evidence is that they posted videos on YouTube where they show off the exploits. Not that they developed the exploits. Not that they are providing the software to use those exploits. Solely that they posted a video on YouTube of them using the exploits. Hopefully a reasonable court tosses this out quick based on what I've read. People want the government to put legal liability on kids making youtube videos... Holy. I'm assuming they know they are making false statements about Copyright as well.
  • 10:59 PM - neobolts quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    1) The copyright would then not be held by Epic Games, but by the third party software. 2) Even if it did, it would still be covered under Fair Use. 3) You cannot sue someone for "promoting" an infringing product. 3.5) Even if you could, it would not be a copyright issue. Which is the law this lawsuit is filed under. 4) He is 14 years old and therefore cannot be sued. They would have to sue his parents. Which they did not. 5) They violated that same state's laws protecting minors by publicly naming him. This is illegal. 6) In order to "ruin the game" by legal definition, he would need to cause financial harm to the company. Fortnite is a free-to-play game. Therefore, his video cannot have caused any financial harm. 7) "Cheating in a video game" is not against the law of any state or country. The only laws related to cheating is in professional sporting events or gambling. Of which "Playing Fortnite on YouTube" is neither. The lawsuits are designed to create a chilling effect on public u...
  • 10:39 PM - ddaley quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    They're not suing the people who made the cheating software or who run the servers that allow cheating. They're suing people who made YouTube videos about the cheating. Also, I'm going to repeat this again: Cheating in a game is not illegal. I don't care how much it personally annoys you, it doesn't change the fact that you can't sue someone for it. You can ban them from your servers. You can block their account from logging in. You can patch the game to stop the exploits. There are many things that you can, in fact, do to prevent cheating or punish cheaters. What you can not do is sue them. And especially not under copyright law because copyright law does not apply to cheating in video games. Did you read the article that you linked to? It says that they are also suing the people that they believed created the cheating software. In late October, Epic Games filed suit (through its subsidiary in Luxembourg) against two groups of individuals including Philip Josefsson and Artem Yakovenko, a...
  • 10:26 PM - ddaley quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    1) The copyright would then not be held by Epic Games, but by the third party software. 2) Even if it did, it would still be covered under Fair Use. 3) You cannot sue someone for "promoting" an infringing product. 3.5) Even if you could, it would not be a copyright issue. Which is the law this lawsuit is filed under. 4) He is 14 years old and therefore cannot be sued. They would have to sue his parents. Which they did not. 5) They violated that same state's laws protecting minors by publicly naming him. This is illegal. 6) In order to "ruin the game" by legal definition, he would need to cause financial harm to the company. Fortnite is a free-to-play game. Therefore, his video cannot have caused any financial harm. 7) "Cheating in a video game" is not against the law of any state or country. The only laws related to cheating is in professional sporting events or gambling. Of which "Playing Fortnite on YouTube" is neither. Hopefully the lawsuit against the authors is successful. Cheater...
  • 08:15 PM - Trischa S. quoted Abstruse in post News Digest: WotC Releases, M:TG Harassment, Epic Lawsuit, Munchkin Games, and more!
    No, they're suing over the videos in addition to that. Also, if you'd read the filing I linked, you'd see that they have no evidence that the software was created by the people they're suing because, again, they're suing a 14 year old who didn't create the cheating program. In their statement (which is quoted in the article above), the specifically cite the YouTube copyright policy. YouTube is a video hosting company and does not host video games or programs for video games. He used derivitive software that infringes, thus the video itself infringes by puttint it out to the public. Basically he infringes copyright by promoting an infringing product. he is 14 years old and live in the only state that has no maximum liability for children: his parents have to pay up the damages. And yes, he did mess up, his parents did not supervise him properly so gd be dammned: He is responsible for ruining a game to some degree, so he shall be punished. Being 14 years is NO excuse to ruin the gaming experien...


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