About selling Minecraft Accounts

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by LaColeman, Feb 5, 2015.

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  1. LaColeman

    LaColeman Leaving (INAL)

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    I know, I am making another one of these threads but for a reason.


    So, as you know there has been tons of people selling Minecraft accounts lately. Most of you may think that it is fine to sell accounts but I will have to correct you on that and here is why:
    as you know, Minecraft is in fact a copyrighted game just like any other game
    I first off recommend that you do not sell a Minecraft account due to its copyright. Second, I would like to say that it is also a violation of the EULA.

    Proof: "You cannot sell anything we made such as giving away copies of the game"

    "But nobody ever follows the EULA anymore?" It's still copyrighted and wherefore should not be allowed here.

    So my suggestion is to set rules about selling Minecraft accounts with both in-game and real money.

    That is my suggestion. It is very simple as you can see.

    We'll have fun kids. :)
     
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    I really don't think that Mojang is going to take legal action over a kid selling or giving away a copy of mine craft.. Lol
    Disagreed because giveaways are fun
     
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    I never said anything about a giveaway. You can give away perks and stuff and that is completely fine but this. Copyrighted. ;)
     
  4. hmj

    hmj Staff Member Helper

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    Agreed. Ye this should not be allowed
     
  5. Kick_In_Ass_

    Kick_In_Ass_ Hiphophead Donator

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    I believe giving someone your account is allowed, as you paid for it.
     
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    If you payed for the account, it's not violating the EULA. It means like hacked clients and so on.
     
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    Wrong.


    You cannot sell anything we have made.

    You know the law with copyrights, do you not? For your information copyright also applies to selling the game to, not just it's use. ;)

    For more information read here: http://www.copyright.gov/laws/
     
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    Ayg life is interesting :)

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    So mainly you can get sued
     
  9. LaColeman

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    You can get charged for it I believe.
     
  10. TheHolyRobber

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    Remember, Mojang was bought by Microsoft.

    I think Microsoft has better things to do than charge or sue a kid who gave away an account for a game that they paid for. (e.g. figuring out the best way to advertise xBox LIVE in all the games)
     
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    Remember that Microsoft has a lot of people working for them and can handle pretty much anything. It is possible for big companies to do this, I am sure they have done it before. ;)
     
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    Once you have paid for the account, it is lawfully in your possession.
    You MAY NOT create Minecraft clients of different sorts (i.e: Hacked clients, Free Clients, etc.)
    But the account belongs to you, not Minecraft.
     
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    Wrong again.

    Minecraft EULA: https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula



    "Although we give you permission to play our Game, we are still the owners of it. We are also the owners of our brands and any content contained in the Game. Therefore, when you pay for our Game, you are buying a permission to play / use our Game in accordance with this EULA - you are not buying the Game itself. The only permissions you have in connection with the Game are the permissions set out in this EULA."

    There is nothing to have an opinion over here since we know the facts. ;)
     
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    Okay.
     
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    In giveaways, the person giving away the account had to have purchased it. They would have no personal use for the accouny. I don't see why this isnt allowed
     
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    Copyright. ;)
     
  17. Kick_In_Ass_

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    Copyright in this case is that you cannot create your own hackes client of the game, when you buy a minecraft account the account is in your possesion and you are free to do with it what you want. I don't think the EULA applies to this.
     
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    Please read my post. The answer is right there. XD
     
  19. Kick_In_Ass_

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    They are the owners of the game, not your account. You can do with your account what you want because it's you wxho purchased it.
     
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    They actually are the owners of your account. ;)

     
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