Gamers Get Busted: 3 Starcraft II Players Sued For Selling Cheat Programs
Blizzard has been successful in a previous lawsuit on a similar theory of liability. In 2006 it won a 6 million dollar judgment against the creator of a hack for its game, World of Warcraft. The facts, however, were slightly different; World of Warcraft users pay a monthly subscription fee to play the game online where Starcraft II does not require subscription fee. Given that difference it will be interesting to see how damages are calculated if Blizzard wins the lawsuit. Blizzard aim’s to recover any and all profits made from the sale of these programs (beyond that they are asking for an undisclosed amount).