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How to sell your World of Warcraft Character Legally: WoW Account Sale Disclaimer

Throughout your time playing World of Warcraft, you may have always wondered about selling your character. If you were concerned about the legality of such a sale, know that there is a disclaimer that has been observed in the use of professional WoW character sellers. It could be extremely useful when attempting to eBay a character or account:
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“I am not selling these characters, as the EULA of World Of Warcraft states that all characters are the intellectual property of Blizzard Entertainment. I am simply charging for the time and effort put into building these characters. The winning bidder will receive only the corresponding login and password used to enter the account. Because these codes were created by me and independent of any Blizzard Entertainment involvement, Blizzard Entertainment and all agents acting on their behalf have no right to sanction my selling of it, nor do they have any right to prevent me from charging a buyer for the time it took me to produce it. Again, for those of you who may not understand: This auction does not violate any of EBay’s policies. This account is sold as is; everything I say about this account is true, If you are an employee of Blizzard Entertainment or acting as an agent on their behalf, you may not bid on this item. If you do so you are stating that you are in no way associated with Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment. All characters, items and game currency are the property of Blizzard Entertainment. By bidding you agree to the following: I am selling the time invested in the procurement of this item (the hundreds of hours in research and play time). I am not selling any proprietary interest of Blizzard Entertainment, you are purchasing my skills and time which equate to the above item. You acknowledge that you are not an employee of, independent contractor of, nor in any way related to Blizzard Entertainment or any company or individual acting on the behalf of Blizzard Entertainment. You are not bidding on this item to obtain information about the seller. You are making a Good-Faith bid for the purchase of the time spent on this item. You agree to indemnify me for any losses I incur as a result of the breach of this agreement. That means you will owe me the fair market value of this item at the time of the posting of this auction if you defraud me and violate this agreement by trying to have my account banned or harmed in any way through Blizzard Entertainment. By bidding on, inquiring about, or viewing this auction you are stating that you are in NO way affiliated with Blizzard Entertainment, ESA - Entertainment Software Association, or any associated entity. World of Warcraft is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment. All characters, items, gold pieces, or other intellectual property in World of Warcraft are the sole property of Blizzard Entertainment. This auction is not for the ownership of their intellectual property but rather for the time spent working on this character and acquiring items. All references to 'the character' are indicative of my time spent on leveling the aforementioned character. All characters, items, in-game currency, and anything else associated with this auction will remain the property of Blizzard Entertainment.”

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. If attempting to sell your World of Warcraft character or currency causes you to perform an illegal action or violate the EULA in any way, please refrain from doing so. We do not advocate the sales of any such property.

by Rachel Bassett on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 14:47

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