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03-30-09, 01:01 PM   #660
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The folks over at Zam interviewed a lawyer about the new policy Blizzard introduced on March 20th.
We recently reported that Blizzard Entertainment has formalized design and distribution guidelines for add-ons. There were a number of changes, including the fact that developers can no longer sell their add-ons. Since that time a great majority of the community have voiced their concerns with these new changes, so we decided to talk with a lawyer who's well-versed in such things. Connie Mableson represented MDY in the now famous Blizzard verse MDY case and she has some interesting theories about what Blizzard is intending to do now that third party addon authors cannot sell their creations. "Based on all the changes Blizzard is making, I believe the Blizzard business model is to "Monetize" UI Mods/add-ons by developing them in house and offering them for sale to players " said Connie. Unfortunately when we approached Blizzard about this theory, they had no comment.
Go here to check out the full interview.
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