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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 16, 2017, 01:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
Suing a Chinese company for a knockoff sounds like it will be just as fruitless as suing a native american casino for rescinding winnings or other fraud. It's tried in their courts and there is almost no chance of a victory by the outside party there, unless something in the plaintiff's argument is seen to be of national/reservation interest.  
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5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 16, 2017, 00:45 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Frijoles wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 20:42:
Cutter wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 18:27:
I doubt it'll amount to anything for them. Rampant IP theft is the norm in China. Shut them down and they'll be operating again within a day under a new company.

Blizz should just DoS their servers.

With no justice in the courts for even global multi-billion dollar corporations, the world moves on step closer to real life Neuromancer.

Exaggerating, mostly, but how long will it really be before some corporations start building their own armies or armed operatives for actions against other corporations? That'll probably be a reality in our lifetimes.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2017, 20:42 Frijoles
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 18:27:
I doubt it'll amount to anything for them. Rampant IP theft is the norm in China. Shut them down and they'll be operating again within a day under a new company.

Blizz should just DoS their servers.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2017, 18:27 Cutter
 
I doubt it'll amount to anything for them. Rampant IP theft is the norm in China. Shut them down and they'll be operating again within a day under a new company.
 
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2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2017, 16:52 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 15:25:
In China, Blizzard Is Suing Over Alleged Overwatch Rip Off.

Not sure what Chinese law is, but in the US, I'm not sure this would be actionable, unless they were using actual Blizzard names and assets.

I am not a lawyer, only a law school drop out, but in the US they could get nailed due to the "substantial similarity" standard in copyright law. But it depends how the court decides to compare the two works. There are also potential issues relating to trade dress.
 
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1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2017, 15:25 jdreyer
 
In China, Blizzard Is Suing Over Alleged Overwatch Rip Off.

Not sure what Chinese law is, but in the US, I'm not sure this would be actionable, unless they were using actual Blizzard names and assets.
 
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