Warcraft Creator Wins $6M Over Software 'Bot'

Law360, New York (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Blizzard Entertainment Inc., creator of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft, has won $6 million in damages in a copyright battle stemming from a software ‘bot’ created by MDY Industries LLC. The bot allows users to continue playing the time-consuming game while away from their computers.

In a ruling handed down Friday, Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona found that MDY — maker of the software WoW Glider — was liable for damages arising from a...
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