View Full Version : Lawsuit Against Blizzard Dropped

06-13-2006, 10:37 AM
Back in March, we reported (http://www.silkyvenom.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3249&highlight=Blizzard) that Blizzard and itís parent company, Vivendi Universal were facing a lawsuit from Brian Kopp, an ebayer who claimed he was improperly barred from selling copies of his unofficial World of Warcraft gaming guide. Cnet is now reporting that the lawsuit has been dropped, the 2 parties have reached an out of court settlement, and Mr. Kopp is allowed to resume selling his guide.

The terms of the settlement do not provide for monetary compensation for Kopp, which he had originally sought. Instead, the companies agreed to withdraw their previous take-down notices and to drop their infringement claims. They also said they'd refrain from filing any future take-down notices against the same items Kopp had already disputed through counternotices.

Though I believe Mr. Kopp was well within his rights to create and sell this type of manual, I do have to wonder what kind of precedent this may set for other types of game sales.

Read the whole story here (http://news.com.com/Blizzard+abandons+DMCA+threat+over+WoW+manual/2100-1043_3-6082135.html).

06-13-2006, 10:52 AM
What exactly was in the guide?