Remove Blizzard's policy regarding copyright ownership of user created content.

Remove Blizzard's policy regarding copyright ownership of user created content.

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Anon User started this petition to Activision Blizzard and

Blizzards new policy regarding the copyright ownership of user created content sets a dangerous precedent for ALL creators in ALL industries. If this policy is legally enforceable, it could cause policy changes and cascading effects throughout other industries. Imagine if Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Unreal Engine, or even a tool brand such as Black and Decker changed their user agreements such that they would own the copyright to anything created with their software/tools.

Any painting created, any book written, and game made, and any household project would now be copyrighted and owned by these companies and not the creator. This is immoral, unjust, and must be prevented at all costs. I urge you to please share this petition, write your representatives, and stop this atrocity before it spreads.

Here’s an excerpt of Blizzard’s custom game acceptable-use policy (Per PC Gamer):

“Custom Games are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Blizzard. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby assign to Blizzard all of your rights, title, and interest in and to all Custom Games, including but not limited to any copyrights in the content of any Custom Games. If for any reason you are prevented or restricted from assigning any rights in the Custom Games to Blizzard, you grant to Blizzard an exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, unconditional, royalty free, irrevocable license enabling Blizzard to fully exploit the Custom Games (or any component thereof) for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever. You further agree that should Blizzard decide that it is necessary, you will execute any future assignments and/or related documents promptly upon receiving such a request from Blizzard in order to effectuate the intent of this paragraph.”

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