Are legal documents like terms of service copyrighted?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
If you can't afford a lawyer
Massively Multiplayer Fallout reveals one of the funniest cases of internet piracy: Star Vault, makers of Mortal Online apparently couldn't afford a lawyer to write their terms of service. So they simply copied and pasted the term's of service from EVE Online, and just replaced all instances of "CCP" with "Star Vault". Unfortunately they failed to also replace "EVE Online" by "Mortal Online". So now the Mortal Online ToS says that if you break the rules, you will lose access to "the EVE Online client, servers, and website".