Good day everyone,
So we’ve all known of WarGamings actions (mostly bans) against illegal mod users, but recently it seems they’re making a further step away from users and now handing letters to sites hosting links to illegal mods, cheats etc.
Here is the letter:
As stated, official partner sites are exempt from this, and the usual batch of mods will likely be untouched for some time (<cough> XVM <cough>).
Edit: Full letter text, as the image is a bit small…
“We are contacting you with regards to the website <name censored> (the “Fraudulent Source”), which you provide hosting services to/are the owner of.
WarGaming.Net Limited hereafter referred to as “The Company”, is a company duly organized and existing under the laws of Cyprus, registered address: 105 Agion Avenue, 1080 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Particularly, the administrator/owners of the Fraudulent Resource are reproducing designs, artwork-game scenes, interfaces, and trademarks belonging to The Company, and violating the Company’s EULA and Game Rules.
The Company possesses all exclusive rights to this Project, and thus, is entitled to prevent third parties from use of it’s actual game, whole or part of it, trademarks, copyrights (artwork, pictures, interfaces, videos etc.), patents, and other intellectual property related to the Project (the “Intellectual Property”) without a special permission (license) from the Company.
Hence, the Company keeps records of its licensees and and partners and hereby confirms that no permissions or licenses or any authorizations of any kind, sale distribution or creation, have been issued to the administrators/owners of the website <name censored> for use of any IP, of such nature nonetheless.
Taking the aforesaid into account, we kindly ask you to:
Immediately stop offering power leveling, experience, gold, accounts;
Immediately remove all infringing elements/references from trademarks, logos to artwork, interfaces belonging to the Company, distributed for promoting your site or wherever else it may be used;
Immediately stop violating the Company’s EULA, Game Rules, and Terms of Service;
Immediately remove all content from Facebook, Twitter and any other Social Media related to World of Tanks, and delete such pages;
Immediately remove any artwork and any use of trademarks and any reference made to World of Tanks and World of Warships from the site; used to promote the site’s services, or wherever else it is being used;
Block the website <name censored>
in order to prevent further intellectual property right infringements and fraudulent actions against consumers worldwide; protect the interests of consumers and avoid their deceit and confusion as to the origin of this website and stop causing damages to the Company’s goodwill.
Any further supportive information is available upon your request.
We look forward to hearing from you no later than two weeks from the date of this letter.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Intellectual Property and Legal Councel
WarGaming Group Limited