Thinking about hacking in Starcraft 2? Think Again. Blizzard files lawsuit against hackers.
By on October 20th, 2010

You don’t mess with Blizzard. Earlier this month, about five thousand Starcraft 2 cheaters players were handed permanent bans from Battle.net because they were found using hacks to cheat through the game. Battle.net said over 5,000 StarCraft 2 players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing.WoW-ie (pardon the pun here).

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Now, Blizzard took it one step further by actually filing a lawsuit against the developers of the hack. Three hackers from the Los Angeles district were accused of copyright infringement:-

Just days after the release of Starcraft II, Defendants already had developed, marketed, and distributed to the public a variety of hacks and cheats designed to modify (and in fact destroy) the Starcraft II online game experience. In fact, on the very day that Starcraft II was released, representatives of the hacks Web site advised members of the public that our staff is already planning new releases for this game’

When users of the Hacks download, install, and use the Hacks, they copy StarCraft II copyrighted content into their computer’s RAM in excess of the scope of their limited license, as set forth in the EULA and ToU, and create derivative works of StarCraft II

Not only is Blizzard accusing them of infringement, it’s also demanding payment for damages caused. Ouch, hackers.

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