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Blizzard Suing StarCraft 2 Hackers

Blizzard is very protective of its games, to the point that it's taking legal action against StarCraft II hackers.  

According to Blizzard's complaint, the hackers are being sued for finding a way to circumvent Warden, which is software that Blizzard uses to ensure no unauthorized software to cheat is being used. "Warden enforces Blizzard's rights by running targeted scans of the user's environment for the presence and/or use of "signatures" of known unauthorized third party programs that facilitate cheating or allow the modification of the StarCraft II interface, environment, and/or experience..." states the complaint.  

Any users that play Blizzard's games are required to abide by the Terms of Use and the End User License Agreement. According to Blizzard's ToU, the user consents to not using "cheats, automation software (bots), hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third-party software."  

Blizzard alleges that the 10 hackers knowingly violated Blizzard's ToU and are infringing on Blizzard's copyright by creating unauthorized copies of the game.  

Blizzard is demanding that defendants shut down their hacking software and provide Blizzard with all accounts of selling the illegal software, along with all lawyer fees and any assessed monetary damage.

  • GMDS44
    About time someone stepped up to hackers!
    Go blizz!
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  • littleleo
    So sick of hackers sue them in to the stone-age Bliz!
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  • COLGeek
    Something is missing here, "Blizzard is suing StarCraft 2 hackers for illegal". For illegal what?
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  • agentbb007
    Go get em Blizzard, I hate cheaters!
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  • Vlad Rose
    I hate cheaters just as much as the next guy, but at what point will this go to? This smells like the start of Metallica vs. Napster for the computer gaming world.......
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  • DookieDraws
    Do you see this Dice?
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  • jimmysmitty
    13350609 said:
    About time someone stepped up to hackers!
    Go blizz!

    My only question is are these people online hackers or playing offline mode and using cheats? If it is the latter then it is just a case of Blizzard being too controlling. If it is the former, then yea I agree.

    Still this might be a step too far. Instead of suing why are they not instead finding the loophole and fixing it?
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  • knowom
    Are they suing over circumvention of Warden or copyright infringement the two things are unrelated to one another. What about all the people using bots how come they aren't suing them? 0_o
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  • knowom
    Blizzard is suing Apple for not suing them for not suing them.
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  • knowom
    Rambus where are you to sue Blizzard????
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