No, You Can't Up Your Level with Bots ...

A judge has sided with Blizzard in its lawsuit against the maker of a third-party leveling-app, Michael Donnelly of MDY Industries, which sells the WoWGlider (or MMO Glider) utility for $25.

U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled that because using the Glider 'bot is prohibited by Blizzard's World of Warcraft license, "Glider users therefore infringe Blizzard's copyright."

He did, however, reject part of Blizzard's attempts to invoke the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's controversial anti-circumvention sections against Donnelly. (The DMCA follows a parallel track to traditional copyright law, meaning it's possible to infringe a copyright without violating the DMCA too.)

The case is relatively unusual in that it attracted an amicus brief filed by Public Knowledge, a group that advocates scaling back copyright law. It said that Blizzard's copyright theory was overly broad and dangerous.


Campbell has sold 100,000 copies of his app, a pretty decent number.  This isn't a verdict: Blizzard won summary judgment in its copyright claims; Donnelly won summary judgment on of the DMCA claim. The case continues until there's a settlement, or a trial.
Via:  News.com
Tags:  can, bots, bot
Comments
1nteljunki3 6 years ago

 I really think that using bots take away from the experience of the game anyway.  I have a level 70 warrior that was leveled each and every bit of the way without bots, which is much more gratifying.

mazuki 6 years ago
that's 2.5 mil, or mil mil for the espanol :D

not a bad chunk of change for a proper script and hook
Anonymous 6 years ago
Yet back when I played I saw bots everywhere.
adamplays 6 years ago

anyone who leveled with a bot played like an idiot anyways....

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