Monday, February 19, 2007

Blizzard Sues WoW Glider

Blizzard has initiated action action against MDY Industries, claiming its manufacture of the WoW Glider circumvents copyright protections, allows cheating, encourages copyright infringement, violates the EULA, and a host of other charges. For those unfamiliar, WoW Glider is a bot program - turn it on and your character will run around leveling up and gathering loot 24/7. Markee Dragon, a biggie in these worlds (featured in Play Money), makes some futile arguments as to why this is not breaking the law, blah, blah, blah, but I agree with the boys at Kotaku that not only does this violate the EULA, it is straight cheating. Then again, having been stuck killing 1,000 Waterfall Warbolgs, it is no mystery to me why a player wouldn't just pay $25 to have a computer do it for you. Strange that you would pay to have a computer play a game for you...very strange.

Blizzard sues WoW Glider maker

Here are the case's Answers and Counterclaims, along with some exhibits

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