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[–] PsychoDesign 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You can't remove something from the internet.

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[–] Caleb_The_Chosen [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Yes you can, as they force the hosts to remove the game from their service (which Nintendo did with AM2R). The same also go for torrent sites, so as soon as Activision finds a download link (or torrent), the source will be removed.

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[–] profanion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does Activision think that this download link somehow bankrupts the company?

They're almost as out of touch of this world as Nintendo.

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[–] Namrok 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

This gets brought up every time, but most people still don't know.

Copyright law in the US is literally use it or lose it. The first time Disney just allows someone to sell unlicensed Disney merch, it invalidates their entire copyright, and allows anyone to.

Plus there is the entire aspect of this likely also counting as theft. This doesn't even have the benefit of being a fan project. Somebody stole all that code and assets from Blizzard. Even a leak is technically theft.

All that being said, I'm glad it got out there. It's an important part of our heritage as gamers, and needs to exist in the wild.

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[–] profanion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You don't lose copyright if you don't use it. It applies only to trademarks.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's not at all how copyright works in the USA but for some reason idiots keep parroting the "use it or lose it" myth, it's only true for trademarks, not copyright.