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EULA for Warcraft 3: Reforged Effectively Gives Blizzard Ownership of All Custom Games

By Poorna Shankar on January 30, 2020 | News | 0

It looks like the End-User License Agreement (EULA) for Warcraft 3: Reforged gives total ownership of all custom games to Blizzard.

As reported by PC Gamer (via GamesIndustry.biz), the policy has been updated to reflect this:

"Custom Games are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Blizzard. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby assign to Blizzard all of your rights, title, and interest in and to all Custom Games, including but not limited to any copyrights in the content of any Custom Games."

GameIndustry.biz posits that this move is perhaps due to Blizzard wishing to avoid what happened with Dota 2 and Valve where ownership kept changing hands, with Blizzard finally settling to allow Valve to have the trademark ”Dota 2.”


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.