New submitter gamersunited writes with news of Blizzard Entertainment's defeat of another company that created bot software
to automate World of Warcraft
characters. Ceiling Fan Software faces a judgment of $7 million, and must disable any active licenses for the software. They're also forbidden from transferring or open-sourcing the bot software, and from facilitating its continued use in any way. The court order
(PDF) follows more than two years of legal wrangling. Blizzard won a similar judgment a few years ago
against another bot company called MDY Industries, which created the popular Glider bot.