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Thumbs up Blizzard suing Glide Bot creator

March 26th, 2008, 22:18
It seems a Legal precedent is going to be set one way or the other concerning this behavior in MMORPG's.

Mr. Donnelly has admitted to selling more than 100,000 copies of Glide which sells for $25.00 US a copy.

Blizzard suing creator of the MMO Glider program

"Blizzard is suing Michael Donnelly, the creator of the MMO Glider program, which performs key tasks in the game automatically, such as fighting.

Both sides have submitted legal summaries to a court in Arizona.

Blizzard says Glide is a software bot which infringes the company's copyright and potentially damages the game.

In its legal submission to the court last week, the firm said: "Blizzard's designs expectations are frustrated, and resources are allocated unevenly, when bots are introduced into the WoW universe, because bots spend far more time in-game than an ordinary player would and consume resources the entire time." "
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