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Windows 7: Blizzard sues StarCraft II hack developers

19 Oct 2010   #1
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Blizzard sues StarCraft II hack developers

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Shortly after suspending or banning some 5,000 players for cheating on StarCraft II, Blizzard has sued individuals responsible for creating the hacks. The company has filed suit against three programmers known by the handles "Permaphrost," "Cranix," and "Linuxawesome," accusing them of developing and selling hacks for StarCraft II in violation of license agreements and copyright law.

Blizzard's suit claims that the defendants developed, marketed and distributed a variety of hacks for StarCraft II only days after launch -- though we imagine most if not all carried over from the beta. "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'," said the filing.

Besides the obvious violation of Blizzard's user agreements, the company accused the defendants of inducing copyright infringement. "When users of the Hacks download, install and use the Hacks, they copy StarCraft II copyrighted content into their computer's RAM in excess of the scope of their limited license, as set forth in the EULA and ToU, and create derivative works of StarCraft II."

Blizzard claims the harm from the hack creators is "immediate, massive and irreparable," damaging the value of StarCraft II and wrecking the fun of legit players. That apparently translates to lost sales, especially in future content, such as the two upcoming expansions for StarCraft II. We're not sure how much Blizzard seeks in compensation, but the company bagged $6m in a similar WoW suit.
Source: Blizzard sues StarCraft II hack developers - TechSpot News


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19 Oct 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Reasons like that = Why I got out of piracy/cracking.
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19 Oct 2010   #3
DarkScorpion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Blizzard is a horrible company now anyways, since they got merged with Activision, they just Sue people for sh!t reasons, and charge you money monthly to play their games. That's why I WILL NEVER BUY AND PLAY a Blizzard game EVER again. MY REASON IS NOT BECAUSE OF HACKS... Blizzard is just Spewing Excuses to make money.
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19 Oct 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkScorpion View Post
Blizzard is a horrible company now anyways, since they got merged with Activision, they just Sue people for sh!t reasons, and charge you money monthly to play their games. That's why I WILL NEVER BUY AND PLAY a Blizzard game EVER again. MY REASON IS NOT BECAUSE OF HACKS... Blizzard is just Spewing Excuses to make money.
I want you to spend a little over half a billion dollars developing a video game or any software, find out there is a day one activation hack.... Wouldn't you press charges as well?
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19 Oct 2010   #5
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
I want you to spend a little over half a billion dollars developing a video game or any software, find out there is a day one activation hack.... Wouldn't you press charges as well?
Agreed.
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19 Oct 2010   #6
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

Blizzard is a very good company that writes good games. They spend a lot of money and time
creating these games.

They are right to sue and stop this illegal activity from happening.
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19 Oct 2010   #7
lorddenis

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkScorpion View Post
Blizzard is a horrible company now anyways, since they got merged with Activision, they just Sue people for sh!t reasons, and charge you money monthly to play their games. That's why I WILL NEVER BUY AND PLAY a Blizzard game EVER again. MY REASON IS NOT BECAUSE OF HACKS... Blizzard is just Spewing Excuses to make money.
I want you to spend a little over half a billion dollars developing a video game or any software, find out there is a day one activation hack.... Wouldn't you press charges as well?
well im not sure but i think more than half of the money used to create a game goes into making it "hack proof" so the one who dont buy the game cant play it.

but lets be honest there is no way any expensive countermeasure will hold. i think i read a while back that after 3 years the protection on playstation 3 feel.

my advice dont use the money on somthing that will eventualy break. make the game with out it cheaper...sell it for less and more will buy it...

and besides do they think they will get the money they are suing for ? its not like they have that kind of money in ther pigs. i mean the ones where you put moeny it.. well atlest when you where litlle...
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19 Oct 2010   #8
madtownidiot

 

I hope it ends up going to a judge with enough common sense to rule that when you pay for something you own it.
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19 Oct 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hang on, is the article about cracking or hacking?

it mentions the word 'cheating' rather than 'pirating', so i reckon hacking.

hackers (who cheat at the game) are a far lower form of life than crackers (who don't pay for the game).
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19 Oct 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I hope it ends up going to a judge with enough common sense to rule that when you pay for something you own it.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but you "never" own "software" someone else created. What companies are doing is selling you a license to use a "copy" of the software. Note the key word being "copy" - meaning the company maintains the sole source (original).

The other keyword is "license" - which is saying you can use our software provided you abide by our rules, basically the EULA agreement.

In short you’re paying is a licensing fee to use said software, and you obviously you can’t use the software without a "copy"

So when someone has copy of the software without paying the licensing fee, it’s considered theft. Sort of like someone having a copy of your social security number and using it without your permission.

My two cents
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