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Court Upholds Blizzard's Anti-Bot DMCA Claim, Denies Copyright Infringement 143

An anonymous reader writes "The Ninth Circuit reversed a $6.5 million judgment for Blizzard against MDY Industries, saying that making bots is not copyright infringement. The bad news for MDY? The court found that they did violate DMCA Section 1201(a)(2) (PDF), which prohibits trafficking in products that circumvent technologies designed to control access to copyright-protected works."
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Court Upholds Blizzard's Anti-Bot DMCA Claim, Denies Copyright Infringement

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  • Re:DMCA is useful? (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24, 2010 @12:53PM (#34660582)

    the new TOS is tighter than anything ive ever seen (Updated during SC2 release and cataclysm)
    we the community have been bitching at them for a long ass time to start dealing with all the cheats.

    they take sc2 and wow pretty serious, d2 is history. d3 however is worth money and reputation.
    the community will mostly support any attacks by blizzard on cheaters. especially if its legally
    straightforward. (the new TOS reserves no end of rights, presumes no end of powers, and restricts
    counter claims for damages)

    GJ blizzard.

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