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The easiest way to say this is I don't think our leak policy is that great. I think leaks need to be acknowledged on the wiki if we want the wiki to be used for information. Why would anybody want to come here to learn about upcoming games if we're just a collection of Activision-approved information? I think we should simply have a template that says something along the lines of "This is alleged information gained from a leak. It has not been approved and has not been proven true by Activision." Personal Poketape 8-bit Price Emblem flippedPoketape Talk8-bit Price Emblem MW2 19:50, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

When Activision asked us to take down certain information regarding Modern Warfare 2 last year, there was no liberty of choice. The same goes for other leaked content for Black Ops. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 19:54, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
What happened last year was that the information was leaked via people illegally obtaining the game days to weeks before the release date and Activision claimed copyright on the content. COD:LIP currently permits any information leaked on behalf of the companies involved in the production and/or development to be used at will (which technically means that the leak by a GameStop employee about the inclusion of Nazi Zombies in Black Ops isn't covered, but I think it should be extended to include companies involved in the distribution). For example, if a Treyarch employee runs their mouth then the information is fair game, but if someone mugs that Treyarch employee to get a disc with data from the game on it then it wouldn't be fair game. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 20:48, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
I think the current policy is fine. We put up any info we get, and if we are asked to remove it then we comply. If not, then the info stays up. A Lonely Nomad 20:54, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
Treyarch has asked their forum moderators to remove links to the leaked WMD GamesCom video. The person who recorded the footage was not permitted to do so and was not a member of the company. COD:LEAK would still apply. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 21:09, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
COD:LEAK should be based on real laws. Uploading leaked game video is not breaking the law, but uploading parts of games may cause police raid to Wikia servers. I think, COD:LEAK should not contain any info about screenshots and videos. >SiPlus -talk -contributions_ 08:16, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

There's not point arguing against the law. --Callofduty4 (Talk) 23:21, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

I guess I understand the illegal means. Personal Poketape 8-bit Price Emblem flippedPoketape Talk8-bit Price Emblem MW2 23:22, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Closed due to inactivity. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 23:21, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

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