We have noticed that you operate a server for Minecraft called CraftMania.cz. We work for Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, helping to protect Mojang’s intellectual property rights and the Minecraft community.
This email is intended to provide you with information and clarification of certain concerns that exist over your server. It is not intended to be a formal letter before action or threat of legal action - we merely wish to let you know that there are certain things that need to be addressed in the hope that you will take the appropriate steps. Of course, if you don’t take these steps then we may be asked to take the matter further - but the intention is that this email should be sufficient.
As we are sure you are aware, Minecraft has a very significant and loyal fan base and community. Mojang is very keen to ensure that its community is treated fairly and that it and newcomers to Minecraft are not taken unfair advantage of. Mojang has therefore established the following Brand Guidelines and Commercial Use Guidelines in relation to the use of its intellectual property rights. account.mojang.com/terms#brand ("Brand Guidelines") account.mojang.com/terms#commercial (“Commercial Guidelines”)
These Brand Guidelines and Commercial Guidelines have been established to allow third parties like yourself to use Mojang's intellectual property rights in certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions. They are, in fact very generous, in what they consider being acceptable - which is all part of Mojang’s commitment to letting its community do cool stuff. In particular, we recognize the important part that servers, such as yourselves, play in the Minecraft community.
Additionally, the help article at help.mojang.com/customer/portal/articles/1590522 contains some examples for server owners.
We are therefore seeking to ensure that your server complies with the applicable Brand Guidelines and Commercial Guidelines and does not misuse Mojang's Intellectual Property – and, if it does, you have an opportunity to correct it.
We have identified the following issues with your server:
1. Soft currency is available for purchase.
2. Some items in the store give an unfair advantage over other players.
3. Some rank perks give an unfair advantage over other players.
These activities are specifically prohibited by the Mojang Brand Guidelines and Commercial Guidelines. Therefore, please make the following changes:
1. Please remove the ability to purchase soft currency.
2. Make sure that all items are in line with the Commercial Guidelines linked to earlier.
3. Make sure that all rank perks are in line with the Commercial Guidelines linked to earlier.
Please make sure that you provide any user who gives you money an online payment/purchase history. We would also like to remind you always to be explicit about who to contact about the server, who the operator is, and that it is NOT Mojang, NOT associated with Mojang and NOT supported by Mojang.
We are sure you appreciate the reasons for this, and we would be grateful if you would confirm your receipt of this email and your confirmation that you will take the requested action.
If we do not hear from you within seven days of this email, we will have to write to you more formally, and that may lead to more formal measures.
Intellectual Property Enforcement Agent