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    Default Re: Beta Client Download [Corrected by Gifted]

    A question:

    If the beta client is available to everyone for free download from fileshack (advertised on the fileshack homepage), why is it bad for somebody to upload the beta client themselves?

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    Default Re: Beta Client Download [Corrected by Gifted]

    Quote Originally Posted by PosImpos View Post
    A question:

    If the beta client is available to everyone for free download from fileshack (advertised on the fileshack homepage), why is it bad for somebody to upload the beta client themselves?
    Because it's piracy either way. Places like fileshack make the majority of their business through illegal downloading, so of course they're going to advertise something as hot as the SC2 beta. Doesn't make it legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milo View Post
    Because it's piracy either way. Places like fileshack make the majority of their business through illegal downloading, so of course they're going to advertise something as hot as the SC2 beta. Doesn't make it legal.
    If it's illegal, why wouldn't Blizzard force them to stop hosting the file and advertising it on their site? It's blatantly obvious. If Blizzard cared then I doubt Fileshack would be able to get away with that...we're not talking about somebody posting a video of a TV episode on Megavideo or Youtube here. This is the client for an exclusive beta being uploaded on a major file upload site and being advertised with a huge picture on the front page of said website.

    Has Blizzard actually said it is wrong for somebody who does not have access to the beta to download the beta client? There's no question that cracking the beta client to play on B.Net 2 without a legitimate beta key is wrong and against Blizzard's wishes, but can the same be said for merely downloading the client from a non-Blizzard source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    Uploaded by myself.

    EDIT: http://pamperedpets.co.za/images/PC100011.JPG

    NOTE FROM GIFTED: What this poster originally mean to say was not "I have uploaded a link to the beta client" but instead was intended to be "look at this pretty picture of a sun conure, it's a rather beautiful tropical bird!"
    Oh my, that is one rather beautiful tropical bird!

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    May I point out that this is not actually piracy? The game is not available for purchase yet, no pre-purchase was involved, and therefore no piracy is involved.

    Also, downloading the client is good for people to watch replays. Posting a link to the hack for Bnet, however, is clearly off-limits.

    I'm just curious as to why the client is off-limits.

    Also, my wife had a bird like that. Pretty things!
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    Default Re: Beta Client Download [Corrected by Gifted]

    If you look to the left of the bird you can see...



























    ...Absolutely Nothing

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    Default Re: Beta Client Download [Corrected by Gifted]

    Sharing the client is against ToS, which is why the mods don't hold truck with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milo View Post
    Sharing the client is against ToS, which is why the mods don't hold truck with this.
    I guess that makes sense.

    I have to assume Fileshack got permission from Blizz to host the client, though. Makes no sense otherwise.

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    hey I have a sun conure too! Great birds.
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    Last edited by TWD; 09-14-2011 at 09:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Beta Client Download [Corrected by Gifted]

    where DO u actaly get the sc2 beta?

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