Blizzard wins $8.5 million copyright case against “cheat” maker

Blizzard wins $8.5 million copyright case against

Blizzard wins $8.5 million copyright case against “cheat” maker

 
Blizzard has now won their copyright infringement case against the german cheat maker Bossland, who now have to play $8.5 million in damages to the publisher.  
 
As a result of this ruling the cheat maker is now prohibited from marketing or selling their products in the US.The court agreed with Blizard Entertainment that Bossland had bypassed Blizzard’s “Warden” cheat protection technology and violated the DMCA. 
 
Bossland was also found to have reverse engineered games to allow users to play modified versions that could be used to give players a competitive advantage. This infringed on Blizzard’s copyrights and allowed end users to do the same. 
 
 

Blizzard wins $8.5 million copyright case against

 

Blizzard says that these cheating tools have lost the company millions of dollars in sales and has ruined the multiplayer experience for legitimate players. 

Bossland has created cheats for most of Blizzard’s popular releases, including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch, harming the game’s multiplayer experience for many users.  

In this case, Blizzard was awarded damages for 42,818 copyright violations, amounting to $8.563,600 in fees for Bossland. Blizzard is also entitled to receive a further $174,872 in attorneys’ fees from Bossland.

 

You can join the discussion on Blizzard’s legal battle with Bossland on the OC3D Forums.