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Virtual Legality Episode 411

"Business with You is a Liability" - On Terraria and Google Stadia

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Terraria co-creator Andrew Spinks in a series of tweets, has pulled Terraria from (what was apparently future) Stadia support, and further outlined the many ways in which Google's actions and subsequent silence have negatively affected him.

Is "doing business with" Google really "a liability"? And what concerns should everyone have with this set of events, especially in a world where so many companies have their hands in so many different walks of life.

Let's dive in.

Freedom (of Contract) is just another word for everything to lose...in Virtual Legality.

#Terraria #Google #Stadia


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Discussed in this episode:
"The co-creator of Terraria has cancelled its upcoming Google Stadia version..."
Tweet - February 8, 2021 - IGN
https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1358725223583989761

"Terraria on Stadia Canceled After Developer Is Locked Out Of Google Accounts"
IGN - February 8, 2021
https://www.ign.com/articles/terraria-on-stadia-canceled-after-developer-is-locked-out-of-google-accounts?sf137781382=1

h/t LinkGuy
https://twitter.com/linkguy456/status/1358755166728560640

"my account has now been disabled for over 3 weeks."
Tweet - February 8, 2021 - Andrew Spinks
https://twitter.com/Demilogic/status/1358661840402845696

"Oculus Terms Of Service"
Updated October 11, 2020
https://www.oculus.com/legal/terms-for-oculus-account-users/

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

Google "Terms of Service"
https://policies.google.com/terms


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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