Guild Wars 2 updates legal documentation related to third-party program use, DMCA counter-notices, and more

    
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In a world of human wreckage

Ah, online game legal documentation. We all know this as the wall o’ text that we often scroll by en route to logging in to a game for at least the first time, but players of Guild Wars 2 may want to pay more attention to these set of rules, as they’ve seen a variety of updates.

These documentation updates, which are similar across all NC West games except for FUSER, touch on a number of matters. These include:

  • Prohibited third-party programs, including “those that alter Game-balance in favor of one player over another, automate actions within the Services, promote unattended gameplay, or have an adverse effect on other users of the Services.”
  • Clarification of age restrictions, with a hard restriction on children ages 12 and younger and requiring ” children between 13 (subject to local law) and 17 require an adult legal guardian to accept our legal documentation on their behalf.”
  • The inclusion of various in-game currencies as part of the definition of “virtual goods.”
  • A section added that outlines the procedures players can take to file a DMCA counter-notification

Will it change how you play the game? Probably not, but you might want to comb through the Reddit thread discussing the changes anyway, as people are debating the potential impact on mods and refunds.

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Utakata

…as per usual, it reads like the instructions for the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. >.<

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Bruno Brito

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Utakata

“Video unavailable”

…I hope you weren’t sending me porn, Mr. Bruno. :(

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Bruno Brito

It was a Powerwolf song. ( Is there even porn in Youtube? )

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Utakata

That’s sounded like Ozzy’s Mr. Crowley on speed metal. o.O

…thanks for sharing though. /bows

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Nate Woodard

Lol during my time as a network administrator to my hometown high school, students were finding creative ways of viewing porn via the YouTube player. Of course they got suspended and we blocked YouTube as a whole for a while, but yeah. Technically there is a way.

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styopa

Simple old porn in YT in 2021? Not so much.

There are worse things going on in YT now, generally less about the videos themselves, than about what goes on in the essentially unmoderated comments with whole transactions taking place codewords and such.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-pedophile-videos-advertising

It’s grim.

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Nate Woodard

Well, this was years ago. I don’t know what the new IT Admin is doing there now.