Mojang EULA Enforcement

Discussion in 'Drama' started by Vaquxine, Feb 24, 2016.

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  2. What server software does the Eula apply for? Just edit spigot during the 1.9 update so we don't have to worry about this ._.
     
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  3. I wonder why Buycraft isn't getting the EULA bs
     
  4. Please don't go making false uninformed claims. At the age of ten your are responsible for your actions.

    https://www.gov.uk/age-of-criminal-responsibility

    Specifically this;

    Children between 10 and 17 can be arrested and taken to court if they commit a crime.

    They are treated differently from adults and are:
    • dealt with by youth courts
    • given different sentences
    • sent to special secure centres for young people, not adult prisons

    Regardless, this day couldn't come soon enough for mean, it finally proves wrong that anyone who said "ignore the EULA, do what you want, what's Mojang going to do?" have finally be proved wrong.
     
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  5. You may or may not be right. Statistically speaking however, if you join 20 servers, 18 of them are pay2win, absurd and made with almost the sole intention of extorting as much money as possible. It has become so mainstream for "survival" servers to sell ridiculous perks like fly and god that people no longer are even surprised. This kind of rampant unchecked greed has translated into every aspect of minecraft now. Even things like the summer hosting companies who vanish when school starts. Everyone wants to make a quick buck.

    While I understand and empathise that hosting a server is not cheap(I run one myself). I also think that people should only extend their feet as long as their carpet is. These days every high-schooler jumps on the bandwagon gets a dedicated server, spends lavishly on websites, advertising etc hoping to recover these costs from the players. The entire business model used for most servers these days is untenable imo.

    I may have misunderstood your second statement but I feel that Mojang/Microsoft making money is reasonable. At least the updates are not like DLCs sold by some companies. Hell, ive seen plugins on here that cost way more than what Minecraft itself costs but I don't see people being concerned about that. In my opinion at least, those "special" clients are the worst thing in minecraft.
     
    #65 Azfaloth, Feb 24, 2016
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  6. Because they aren't infringing the EULA?
     
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  7. Yet they entice you to sell packages such as ranks and in game items?
     
  8. You do know that violating an EULA is not a crime? You should be looking at civil court cases.
     
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  9. Lmfao
     
  10. Mojang:

    Dinnerbone: Hey guys did you know that minecraft servers make money out of our game???!?
    Employees: wtf. that ain't right yo. lets form a band of gorrillas enforcers to take this under control.
    Jeb_: (still drunk) did somebody say 'booom?
    *ignored*
    Band of enforcers: we be taking dem sarvurs down yo.
    *Dinnerbone statisfied*

    rip minecraft servers.
     
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  11. They're a UK company but I'm sure they've got similar laws to the dmca protecting them from what the customers do with there platform.


    Buycraft offers a way for you to sell goods through there cms to minecraft servers. What you sell, how you sell is up to you not buycraft to monitor they assume you're following all legal responsibility.
     
  12. Maximvdw

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    currently the mails I've seen people get were not about p2win items but things like using "Minecraft" in your server name/slogan
     
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  13. you should be discussing this with your lawyer instead. if you have a decent lawyer, s/he would give you a good advice on how to collect funds from users by selling various things (including ranks and non cosmetic things) in order to run your server yet still comply with the current EULA.

    Any good law firms which are specialised in IP would be able to tell you what you can do to keep your server going.
     
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  14. So ima be releasing an rpg server soon and I plan on letting people donate for more inventory space would that be considered cosmetic or not?
     
  15. i'm not a lawyer so this is not a legal advice, but if that feature gives a player who purchased it an advantage in his/her gameplay, then that won't be considered as a cosmetic feature (according to the current EULA). However, there are a number of ways to keep this feature on your server yet still make your server EULA compliant.
     
  16. Schaumnificent

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    Every country in the world belongs to America!


    Anyway, I still haven't seen an email or any confirmation of this, my servers pretty small anyway, and at least they're giving people 7 days to fix it.
     
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  17. Just saying DMCA/copyright is different from EULA/terms violation.
     
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  18. As admin if one player wants to spend money: Whitelist on, kick all except the one player, let player donate for a server-wide enhancement. Whitelist off. Done.

    Make sure to state you kick not in exchange of recieving money, just because you wanted to troll some players.
     
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  19. That sounds very feasible and scalable. I commend you for coming up with this ingenious idea.
     
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  20. Maximvdw

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    Donating activates an unique command everyone can use.. Only thing is : the guy who bought it is the first one to know by email
     
    #80 Maximvdw, Feb 24, 2016
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