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[Discussion]P servers Legal or Illegal?

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[Discussion]P servers Legal or Illegal?

Hey EPvPs

Hey guys i got a question, are P servers illegal as long as you don't make money with it?
Because what should be illegal to this:
1. I download a free tool/game from the internet.
2. I instal the free tool/game
3. I Make my own source for it
4. I edit a Server.Dat file
5. I host it
6. I DON'T MAKE MONEY WITH IT

EDIT 10 March 2010

Guys i walked trough their sites and found out alot. Making your own client is illegal not running the server. So as alot people before said don't upload the client to your site.

The official TQ Digital NetDragon User Agreement (ToS)
Note it's long read the 2nd shortened version.
The userfull part of it!

Don't believe it? Watch

Thanks if i helped you guys!



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Old 03/09/2010, 18:43   #2
 
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If you are using tq's client then yes, they have it copyrighted.


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Old 03/09/2010, 18:52   #3

 
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If you are using tq's client then yes, they have it copyrighted.
Aha but do they also copyrighted all their .dds files and .ini files? or only the Conquer.exe?
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its all copyrighted there name is copyrighted if they made it its got copyright
the only way to make it legal would be to change every single file and customise it and make ur own client completely not just edit theirs about 5 years worth of work .


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To my understanding, you can redistribute and use the conquer client, as long as you distribute the official installer, and the client installation contains no file edits.

Afaik, that's the only way they can get you. Writing your own source is completely legal.
Using binaries however, if your servers causing problems for tq, they will break you
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its all copyrighted there name is copyrighted if they made it its got copyright
the only way to make it legal would be to change every single file and customise it and make ur own client completely not just edit theirs about 5 years worth of work .
Do you think i can buy their client?
Or can close a deal that every peace of money i get with it i will give too them?
Otherwise i have to wait till TQ is failure
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Old 03/09/2010, 19:38   #7

 
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acidco uses the real tq client i think couldnt they get sued for that?
I think im gonna search trough conquer site.. maybe find some more info about this..

But guys i don't think they will demand a penalty,
I mean lets say a P server have 500 members and in real conquer 1/10 of the people purchased CPs once. Thats 50x16 USD thats 800 USD
They really don't move their *** for that..
TQ digital is a big company...
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just dont post a link to your specific client on the site..
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Old 03/09/2010, 21:25   #9
 
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What ^ said, as long as you don't provide the client download links it's legal.
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Technically speak you could be done on the whole reverse engineering side of things, so even if you dont distribute the client, modify the clients files etc etc, they could probably still get you shut down via that route.
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thats why once ur server gets going u simply convert it to an invite only system thats why ive been using sql coemu atm ive been coding a whole admin control panel on my website where i can control all accounts directly from the website set up compeitions tht rum them selfs without having to move one finger , then once it kicks off just convert my whole game to invite only system and take it underground where its not too public. keep it out of TQ's eye.
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What ^ said, as long as you don't provide the client download links it's legal.
Thank you very much
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TQ dont sue people, they just send out a bunsh of Case and desists, QO has gotten 6 of them already.
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Old 03/09/2010, 22:46   #14
 
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but u have to remember huseby QO is in Australia.. .thats some different copyright rules ><
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but u have to remember huseby QO is in Australia.. .thats some different copyright rules ><
And where is tq located?


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