Blizzard Sues StarCraft 2 Hackers

Posted By | On 19th, Oct. 2010

Ever since the release of StarCraft 2, thousands of players were banned due to cheating and hacking, but now Blizzard had enough, and they are now suing some Starcraft 2 hackers.

Last week, Blizzard filed a suit in the LA US District Court against three hackers, “Permaphrost,” “Cranix,” and “Linuxawesome”, accusing them for creating and then selling hacks while also violating the end-user license agreement, Battle.net terms of use, and copyright law.

“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.'”

“The harm to Blizzard from Defendants’ conduct is immediate, massive and irreparable, by distributing the Hacks to the public, Defendants cause serious harm to the value of StarCraft II.” the suit claims.

“Among other things, Defendants irreparably harm the ability of Blizzard’s legitimate customers (i.e. those who purchase and use unmodified games) to enjoy and participate in the competitive online experience. ”

“That, in turn, causes users to grow dissatisfied with the game, lose interest in the game, and communicate that dissatisfaction, thereby resulting in lost sales of the game or ‘add-on’ packs and expansions thereto.”

This will definitely decrease the number of hacckers found in the game, good job Blizzard.

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