Cutter wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 22:38:
The Canadian government would also need to get involved with things like facebook, myspace for also sharing information which people volunteer. which are also completely voluntary. NO ONE, at any point is REQUIRED to post or even look at the B.net forums, and anything that would interact in game is already been said to be completely optional.
They already have. One of the reasons that Facebook is changing its privacy settings isn't just the outcry from users, but from several governments saying they can't operate in their respective countries without those changes. You'd think Blizzard would learn from this.
And even ignoring other countries, the response has been overwhlemingly negative and it's just starting. Blizzard is wrong on this and they need to apologize and do a 180 in short order.
Right. rights are a concern of facebook, but not in the same terms that people are complaining about blizzard. They are different issues. the only reason I drew parralels is because just like facebook, its a completely optional part where you volunteer information.
In this case the only information being given on the forum is a name, something facebook isn't concerned with or involved with any rights concerns at all with. now if blizz goes beyond this then yes, that is something that would need to be addressed, but as is, I'd say legally they are fine.