Sunday, 29 November 2009

Games Workshop Stinks

Just a quick note to say that Games Workshop has performed a mass takedown of files concerning their old board games (Including Adavanced Heroquest) on Board Game Geek. I am really unhappy.

A) Do they actually have the legal right?
My uninformed opinion is that most if not all of the content did not infringe copyright but who is going to take them to court to find out?

B) Does it make even the slightest bit of business sense?
I mean seriously, Most of these games have been out of print for 15 years. What possible harm could these files do? Also I think this kind of behavior pisses people off who are likely to be customers.


Here is the link to boing boing's coverage: