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Data Stream Manipulation and Data Mining

Manipulation of the data stream involves a player altering the flow of information between the World of Warcraft servers and his/her computer while data mining involves a player extracting information from said information that is not intended to be public. Data stream manipulation can be the alteration of either the incoming information or the outgoing information, and can be as minor as the manipulation of one byte of a packet, or the "sniffing" of packets for any reason.

If a player is found to have altered the data stream or performed any data mining, he/she may:

* Be temporarily suspended from the game

* Have further action taken, up to and including account closure, based on the intent of the data manipulation

https://www.wow-europe.com/ru/policy/exploitation.html#dsmdm

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You are not afraid of the police?

or how you went around the copyright law?

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The seperation of database and world server is a really smart move on development and legal stand points.

Both are useless alone, and combing them is your own decision, making only you responsible.

There IS a client for MaNGOS, so MaNGOS is not a W*W server, it only resembles the way W*W works, and you can use the W*W client to play on the server.

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Discussing the legality (or lack thereof) of databases is irrelevant at MaNGOS forum.

As for the packet-sniffing brought up initially, all that Blizz can do is suspend or close your account. Violating their TOS != breaking the law. Monitoring traffic on your own LAN is not illegal. Examining data sent from your own PC to the internet is not illegal. You have the right to know exactly what data a program is sending from your computer to a remote computer.

As much as Blizzard (and many other companies) would like to be able to legally prevent you from doing so, they can take no legal action.*

* At least where I live. Contact a local lawyer to determine if this is the same where you live.

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