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Friday, May 11, 2001
 

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Battle.net Terms of Use FAQ Updated
9:55 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Blizzard has recently updated their Battle.net Terms of Use FAQ in response to the many player inquiries and complaints regarding the recent update of Diablo II, Blizzard's RPG hit, to version 1.06.


In a previous article, IMG mentioned that Diabloitems.net was boycotting the new update due to the fact that it asked users to agree to allow Blizzard to scan their computers and transfer data. The FAQ addresses this issue specifically, mentioning that except for transmission of the CD Key, user name, and password, nothing else gets recorded, stored, or used.


Blizzard stresses that the main reason for the change was to discourage further attempts at online cheating. As they put it:

Due to certain inappropriate actions that have taken place over time on the part of certain members of our user community, we felt that changes were necessary to more effectively manage the Battle.net experience.
Interestingly enough, in another portion of the FAQ, Blizzard mentions that they do obtain certain demographic information:
Additionally, Section 9(iv) of the Terms of Use Agreement allow Blizzard to obtain certain "non-personal" data from your Internet browsing software in order to make certain demographic assumptions regarding the users of Battle.net, if permitted by local law. The purpose of being able to gather this "non-personal" information is to be able to more effectively align Blizzard's product system specifications with our customer's system specifications and also to be able to better tailor the Battle.net experience to our customer's preferences.
This would indicate more than the CD key, username, and password could potentially be scanned.


For those that wish to look into it for themselves, the FAQ is available at the link below. There's also a link provided to IMG's earlier article regarding the boycott if players wish to get more information regarding this issue.

Battle.net - Terms of Use FAQ
Diablo II Protest
Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo II
Buy Diablo II


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