Blizzard Entertainment Cracks Down on Porn Involving their IP

Blizzard Entertainment Cracks Down on Porn Involving their IP

Written on June 3rd, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Technology has had an increasing influence in our everyday lives.  Pornography has seeped its way not only onto our DVD players and desktop computers but also into our smartphones and even gaming consoles.

Blizzard, the creators of World of Warcraft have just released its latest game, Overwatch earlier this year.  The multiplayer shooter game has some video game enthusiasts remarking on the over-sexualizing of the new game’s principle female characters. One of those characters, Tracer, has found her way into cartoon porn.

Cartoon pornography isn’t new. It has a huge following in Japan in the form of manga art known as doujinshi. The natural progression was to take characters from popular video games and put them in erotic situations.

Needless to say, Blizzard is not amused by this form of fan ‘art’.

Some of this has made its way onto online forums such as Reddit.  Redditor, and uploader of Overwatch porn, “spornm” posted a message to the Reddit boards regarding a message he received from Pornhub featuring Blizzard’s character, Tracer, along with several others.   Spornm said that although the content was taken down due to copyright infringement issues, Blizzard needed to simply allow the content to be posted and to stop trying to police the Internet.

Blizzard has yet to respond.

Some fans may believe that creating porn using popular video editing packages to create it is a form of free expression and should be allowed by companies such as Blizzard because it provides them with free marketing.  They ignore the fact, however, that such imagery can ultimately end up in the hands of children and help feed someone with a pornography addiction with more imagery.

For those who are addicted to porn, they face the very real possibility of it taking over their lives.   If a person is porn addicted, they could lose their job, their relationships and even their physical health.  When that person is fully immersed in pornography, they can become desensitized and will seek out more and more forms of pornography.  Such an addiction can create real legal troubles as well.  If the characters of drawn pornography resemble someone who appears underage, the person possessing that kind of porn could be accused of having child pornography and face serious jail time and heavy fines if convicted of the charge.

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