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Offline kat

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As mentioned previously, and as it happens, Activision came under quite a bit of criticism over the rules imposed for its recently announced game competition. Well, according to Develop Mag, Activision released clarification on this topic saying that entrants won't be giving their IP to the company and that a separate deal would be struck if that were the case where they wanted to fully publish.

"There was some confusion to the way the rules were written," a spokesperson told Develop. "It was thought that if you enter the contest you automatically give up your IP rights to Activision. Thatís not true at all. What the wording in our rules meant was that if you enter the contest with your own game idea you have to prove that your idea belongs to you. Thatís all it meant" [source]

There doesn't appear to be any onsite clarification of this so the entry form looks to be unchanged, i.e. clarified. As a slight aside here, there's an interesting blog by a game attorney who looked into this issue, although he does admit to giving Activision a hard time, his opinion is worth reading nonetheless..

Other related news

According to ITPro, the results of a poll has been released recently which asked those polled if they agreed with UK Governments plans to limit or block file sharers connections to the internet;

Despite ongoing questions over the accuracy of measures being used to identify alleged offenders, 53 per cent of those questioned said it was acceptable for ISPs to slow down their internet connections, and 52 per cent agreed that persistent offenders should have their account suspended. [source]

I'm slightly troubled by this because I have a funny feeling the questions asked we're likely worded to 'lead' a conclusion. Doubly troublesome is the fact that as of writing I cannot for the life of me find the actual report anywhere online or on Mori's own web site, so the results and conclusions can't be verified :o\


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There's talk of Activision wanting to expand the competition into European territories, with it possibly being a twice a year deal.

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