The publisher Activision Blizzard has partnered with the online payment service PayPal to gold sellers make it difficult to work.
Online PR News – 25-February-2011 – – The publisher Activision Blizzard has partnered with the online payment service PayPal to gold sellers make it difficult to work.
The publisher Activision Blizzard may report a small victory in the fight against the gold seller. As the site WoW Insider reported that the company has filed in the past week a number of complaints to the online service PayPal. This popular sites, the in-game materials such as gold in the online role-playing game World of Warcraft have been sold for real money, accused of abuse of intellectual property of Blizzard.
PayPal has subsequently mentioned by Blizzard seller written to and warned. The payment service could not be used for sales of gold and the like in the future. Operators should take the appropriate steps or not, the PayPal account will be frozen. The players cautioned seller may file an objection to PayPal. The e-mail from PayPal reads as follows:
"You were reported to PayPal as an Intellectual Properties violation by Blizzard Entertainment Inc. for the sale of World of Warcraft Merchandise.
If you feel your sales do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of the Reporting Party, please complette the attached Objection to Infringement Report by January 21, 2011.
The completed form should be faxed to the attention of the Acceptable Use Policy Department at [number removed] or emailed to [email removed].
Should you choose not to object to the report, you will be required to remove all World of Warcraft Merchandise from the website online in order to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy."
PayPal is one of the most popular payment options for Internet sales. The trade in virtual items can be continued even without the online service, because most providers also offer payment by credit card or the like. Nevertheless, should mean the removal of PayPal, a small blow to all providers of in-game objects.