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Virtual Legality Episode 361

Minecraft Moderators Now Have the Banhammer - What Could go Wrong?

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Mojang, Microsoft, and Minecraft have announced that their out to make more safe than it already is. How? By vesting Minecraft moderators with near total authority to permanently ban online Minecraft players for what is determined to be a "severe offense".

What does all that mean (and just how many separate documents does the term relate to when all is said and done)?

Let's dive in.

We're pretty much always against any one individual having total, non-appealable power...in Virtual Legality.

#Minecraft #Mods #Bans


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Discussed in this episode:

"Hey [Hoeg Law]! There's a new article on the official Minecraft website..."
Tweet - November 25, 2020 - TEXT (@Emeraled3452)
https://twitter.com/Emeraled3452/status/1331589723974987777

"MODERATING MINECRAFT"
Minecraft Blog Post - November 20, 2020
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/moderating-minecraft

"Bedrock Edition"
Minecraft Wiki
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Bedrock_Edition

"Realms"
Minecraft Wiki
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Realms

"Why have I been banned from Minecraft?"
Minecraft Blog Post - November 25, 2020
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/moderating-minecraft

"World"
Minecraft Wiki
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/World

Minecraft Community Standards
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/community-standards

"MINECRAFT END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT"
Updated September 20, 2017
https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula

"Microsoft Services Agreement"
Effective October 1, 2020
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement

"The Worst Terms in Gaming? The Unhappy Marriage of Facebook and Oculus (VL346)"
YouTube Video - October 26, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/ZyFqWY2zOOQ

"JAVA EDITION IS MOVING HOUSE"
Minecraft Blog - October 21, 2020
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/java-edition-moving-house

"Community Standards for Xbox"
Xbox Webpage
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/legal/community-standards


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