The war against Gold sellers in WoW just got hotter, as Blizzard has sent notice to sellers through PayPal claiming their actions are “intellectual properties violations.”
Last week, Blizzard contacted PayPal over the Gold selling issue, and now PayPal has sent word to the sellers, stating they must cease and desist what they are doing or they will no long be able to use PayPal for as a payment method.
Here is PayPal’s letter:
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 complete 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 [url removed] in order to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy.
This is one of the easiest ways to nip it in the bud, we reckon, and good for Blizzard too. Damn Gold sellers, spamming up the game chat lines and all that.
Thanks, WoW Insider.