Quote from Nomnomvore
After spotting a server that was p2p, I started to wonder, are servers that MAKE you pay THEM money to be on the server legal? Because they are using Minecraft server software, It seems to me that would be illegal, they are making money off software they do not own the copyright to, I would compare it to say someone makes a mod, and uses it, thats fine, but then they they put out a chance for others to use it by paying Them, instead of the maker of the mod. Everyone who buys minecraft should be able to use it, if a server owner wants to open a server thats his decision, no one is making him make a server, Its not reasonable for the server owner to expect people to pay him to use Notch's game, even if its his server. To clarify I'm talking about mandatory payment to play on a server, NOT asking for donations, or even special perks for donating.
I couldn't find any other forum this fit in to, so I'm pretty sure it goes here, correct me if im wrong.
Tell me what you think and discuss, P2p servers, legal or not?
It's Mojang's content, but their service. So they're probably legal.