OK, are we still talking about black market drug companies or not? Changing your version of the definition does indeed rended my issue with black market drug companies moot. Congratulations.
Considering that I made the original mention of drug companies, after Calydor mentioned doping, and neither he nor I said anything about black market drug companies. Yes, I did mention black market drugs, but any prescription drug solt outside of a licensed pharmacy fits that definition. You're the one who changed the definition, I merely shifted it back.
Still unclear? are we talking about black market drug companies, or not?
I did check out the site, and also read about the suit, etc... the program access overwatches protected game code through methoes explicitly prohibited mbyt the licencing agreement to generate their overlay.
It doesn't "access the code", it accesses the areas of the system's RAM the game uses for data storage. Try again.
Yup, and what's in that protected memory they decrypt and modify? Oh, yeah, game code. It's a bit complicated, funnily enough, but that's what the courts are there to decide. You've made it clear you don't know what you're talking about already, however :)
You can keep on saying that bossland isn't doing anything wrong
I could, if that's what I were saying at all. What I'm saying, however, is that they're not doing anything illegal. I'm sure you can figure out the difference and how it is key to this discussion.
No, I've been saying all along that bossland is wrong, that the legal system isn't capable of handling international intellectual property rights, and that Bliz has just cause to take them to court and establish a precedent.
You seem to think that Blizzard has no merit, period, and should let bossland do as they please. It's laughable, but now I know you're apparently a lawyer, I see why you're on this path
(that's OK, I'm a programmer, I'm pretty sure you're not)
You fail pretty badly at logic for a supposed programmer. You seem to be pretty sure about a lot of things; this is just one more you're wrong about. In addition, I have a legal background, which also qualifies me to comment (with authority) on legal matters.
Now it comes clear, you have a lawyers mind.
As for my logic, I'm still waiting for you to illustrate a single flaw in it, however now I know you're a lawyer I understand that you merely obfuscate what you don't understand, and are trying to jam your personal ideas of what it should be onto it. I can't criticise you for it really, it's what works in the courtroom.
It also explains why you're continuing to fight a losing argument even when you are wildly unqualified :)
The rest of the diatribe the two quotes above came from is irrelevant, as it's based on an entirely incorrect premise.
You keep making statements like this.... I know it's a good court tactic, but this is a forum and you're going to have to back up your statements with something. I know you won't, because you can't, but it'd be nice if you at least tried :)
Oh, The US legal system is horrible, most legal systems are, but they're the best we have, and one of the few avenues open to Blizzard.
But, Bossland has broken now laws and committed no civil infractions, so it will be a tough road for them.
It's going to be a tough road regardless. As for if Bossland has broken any laws, clearly they have, they just are outside of those laws jurisdiction (as those laws were created in and for a time where this kind of predatory business practices weren't even conceived)
Fortunately it doesn't matter that it's going to be tough (btw, you're a lawyer, how many "easy" cases like this do you come across? I'd have figured they're all tough, regardless of if laws are broken or not) cause this kind of thing is part of doing business, and Blizz has some good lawyers. So good on them, lets hope that there's justice at the end (wait, you're a lawyer, justice isn't relevant to you)
Of course they'll take it, and while noone thinks the USA governs Germany, I'm pretty sure most here have a decent understanding of trade partnerships, and what happens when 2 countries don't get along.
Right, and the US and EU have no problems exchanging criminals for trial; however, this is a civil matter and we still (thankfully) don't have civil extradition agreements in place. Imagine that, someone anywhere in the world being allowed to bring suit against you in their home country and you having to travel, at your own expense, to defend yourself. Jurisdictional borders exist for a reason.
Indeed they do, and that's where it gets complicated (how can you not realise this as a lawyer?!?) - if bossland was only doing business with german citizens and hacking german made games, then no worries, let germany sort it out, but bossland is doing business internationally, and hacking foreign software.
You still think that just because they're in germany they should get a free pass?
Look at Cuba, think they'll pull the same stuff this time round?
That was the result is armed conflict, not civil disagreements between US and Cuban businesses. Totally not relevant here.
Totally relevant as an example of what one country can do to another if they piss it off. But of course you'll focus on the reason for that particular embargo and claim that negates relevance, no surprise there, keep on with your misdirection :)
Projection of what? You keep making these little comments, but never offer any substance to them.
You were projecting your head-placement habits onto me. Clearly, you had it firmly stowed when you wrote this reply. I see a second reply, as well.. that should be fun.
I was projecting my ignorance of software development and hacking onto you? Is that what you mean? Or merely pointing out what you confirmed with the above reply: You don't know about software, you're a lawyer. What you care about is what can be argued in court to protect your clients, regardless of truth or fairness. (See how when I make statements I qualify them with logic and reasoning (which you don't need to agree with, but can't even provide your own) - try it out, we might get somewhere. So far all you've done is bluster and say "no that's wrong", please try to add something next time, you're not giving me much to work with here)