Continuing the discussion from Playing Vanilla WoW on a private server — your thoughts?:
The above topic raised some interesting questions about the kind of discussion we want to allow on MEW (thanks @Weasley!).
In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with generally discussing topics such as private servers, torrents, cracking DRM, jailbreaking firmware, and so on. (We’ve had articles and/or topics about Denuvo being cracked, for example.)
However, in my opinion it is also obvious that we don’t want to link to torrents, sites explaining how to torrent copyrighted material, and online services that don’t properly license content like streaming sites.
This then raises the question: how do we approach private servers for online games, jailbreaking your phone (or console for that matter), and cracking the DRM of an ebook you’ve bought so you can load it onto a different reader?
Where should we as a community draw the line?
These questions are not all clear-cut to me, so I thought it might be better to open a public discussion about it.
(In the specific case of private servers, that probably falls under copyright law and at the very least we will have to remove links to them when asked to do so.)