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Mortal Online plagiarizes EVE Online's terms of service

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Jasdemi
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#1 - 2011-11-09 15:12:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Jasdemi
LOLOLO

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/11/09/mortal-online-plagiarizes-eve-onlines-terms-of-service/

EDIT
Funny fact is: This hasn't been discovered for 2 years! Pretty much proves that none reads TOS at all.
Dirk Magnum
Spearhead Endeavors
#2 - 2011-11-09 15:17:55 UTC
Why would anyone want to plagiarize anything from this internet spaceship game Shocked

user comment wrote:

So, people *do* read those things after all? I always thought that was an urban legend.

Lol

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Kietay Ayari
Caldari State
#3 - 2011-11-09 16:01:55 UTC
How embarrassing!

Ferox #1

Nyio
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2011-11-09 16:06:22 UTC
Grukni
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2011-11-09 16:16:46 UTC
Jasdemi wrote:
LOLOLO

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/11/09/mortal-online-plagiarizes-eve-onlines-terms-of-service/

EDIT
Funny fact is: This hasn't been discovered for 2 years! Pretty much proves that none reads TOS at all.


The news is that someone actually did.
Heimdallofasgard
Ministry of Furious Retribution
Fraternity.
#6 - 2011-11-09 16:37:18 UTC
HAH!
Velicitia
XS Tech
#7 - 2011-11-09 16:43:26 UTC
so ... these dudes are gonna get hotdropped by CCP now, aren't they?

didn't some random "space MMO" try ripping off the EVE wallpapers or something a few weeks back?

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Trainwreck McGee
Doomheim
#8 - 2011-11-09 16:48:08 UTC
Copying something written in English buy icelandic barbarians is really low. LOL i dont know this Mortal Online but i feel for its players.

CCP Trainwreck - Weekend Custodial Engineer / CCP Necrogoats foot stool

Sinistra Arc
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2011-11-09 16:48:46 UTC
Tsk. A clerical error for sure.
Hentes Zsemle
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2011-11-09 17:05:27 UTC
It is probably not even plagiarewrfdsgding, since its just an american madness that you can copyright anything. Having the same rules in your business as an other corporation is not stealing.
Not argueing about it being unethical, or in this case, stupid.
Covert Kitty
SRS Industries
#11 - 2011-11-09 17:13:45 UTC
It actually can be very easily under the law. Probably not a good thing as it needlessly complicates the legal process, but yes it definitely can be illegal.
Barakkus
#12 - 2011-11-09 17:18:55 UTC
You know what's even worse?
http://www.battleforserios.com/

http://youtu.be/yytbDZrw1jc

Deviana Sevidon
Jades Falcon Guards
#13 - 2011-11-09 17:20:56 UTC
Does that mean that everybody who has been banned from mortal online has to contact the CCP support now? Roll

....as if 10,058 Goon voices cried out and were suddenly silenced.

Arakazzi
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#14 - 2011-11-09 17:25:09 UTC
So if I get banned from Mortal Online I can't get a refund from CCP?
Velicitia
XS Tech
#15 - 2011-11-09 17:37:11 UTC
Barakkus wrote:
You know what's even worse?
http://www.battleforserios.com/


wonder if they know about the super nerf that's scheduled for this winter Roll

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Nak hak
#16 - 2011-11-09 18:30:55 UTC
I believe this TOS is only enforceable in Iceland,.... LOL!

It's about freedom.

Best Regards, Nak hak

Vicker Lahn'se
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2011-11-09 21:47:21 UTC
I'm not sure if I would consider this plagiarism. It's embarrassing, but it doesn't seem like it would actually be illegal. Did CCP copyright their TOS? That would be kind of like trying to trademark the little symbol people put next to trademarked things.
Nerath Naaris
Pink Winged Unicorns for Peace Love and Anarchy
#18 - 2011-11-09 21:57:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Nerath Naaris
Vicker Lahn'se wrote:
I'm not sure if I would consider this plagiarism. It's embarrassing, but it doesn't seem like it would actually be illegal. Did CCP copyright their TOS? That would be kind of like trying to trademark the little symbol people put next to trademarked things.


I am pretty sure you cannot copyright such things as Terms of Service.
Assume, for example, a copyrighted account sharing clause: That would mean that other games cannot legally forbid this? That would be ridiculous.

But yes, it is embarassing.
But not uncommon. I know of one corp that has copypasted their Code of Conduct directly from another corp to the point where the original corp is still mentioned in the text......

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Richard Hammond II
Doomheim
#19 - 2011-11-10 03:25:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Richard Hammond II
Dirk Magnum wrote:
Why would anyone want to plagiarize anything from this internet spaceship game Shocked

user comment wrote:

So, people *do* read those things after all? I always thought that was an urban legend.

Lol



ABOUT THAT....

http://www.battleforserios.com/

lol lol lol

apparently they get away with it cause of a clause in their **** that allows them to claim EVE ships and get away with it.

Barakkus wrote:
You know what's even worse?
http://www.battleforserios.com/


dammit
thats what I get for replying without reading the thread

Goons; infiltration at its best - first bob... now ccp itself. They dont realize you guys dot take this as "just a game". Bring it down guys, we're rooting for you.

Zions Child
Higashikata Industries
#20 - 2011-11-10 03:49:34 UTC
Halliburton is currently attempting to patent patent trolling (oh god the metagame), so I'm fairly certain that CCP could do something about them plagiarizing their TOS.
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