9th Circ. Says WoW Bot Creator Violated DMCA

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 5:17 PM EST) -- Contradicting an earlier decision by another appeals court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that MDY Industries LLC violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but not copyright law, when it adapted a World of Warcraft bot to circumvent blockades put up by game maker Blizzard Inc.

MDY Industries LLC did not infringe Blizzard's copyrights by making a software bot that let users build up their online avatars while away from their computer, but it did violate the DMCA when it crafted...
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