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Bossland Has to Pay Blizzard $8.6 Millions For Copyright Infringement

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In July of last year Blizzard Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Bossland. The company in question is famous for creating a whole line of bot software for Blizzard games. That includes Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone as well as Overwatch. The game developers were seeking over $8.5 million dollars for “copyright infringement, unfair competition and violation of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision”.

Despite resistance of Bossland, it seems the lawsuit has come to an end

Torrentfreak reports that the bot maker is guilty of of 42,818 cases of copyright infringement. Despite the ruling, Bossland site is still active, but UK browsers now receive the following message:

“On 16th March 2017, Bossland GmbH, and its directors Mr Zwetan Letschew and Mr Patrick Kirk admitted, in and for the purposes of proceedings before the High Court of England and Wales, that the sale of its software which it sells as Honorbuddy, Gatherbuddy, Demonbuddy, Hearthbuddy, Stormbuddy and Watchover Tyrant, to any person resident in the United Kingdom, constitutes an infringement of Blizzard’s intellectual property rights and an inducement to players of Blizzard’s games to breach their agreements with Blizzard. 

Accordingly, Bossland and its directors are no longer permitted to advertise or offer for sale such software to UK residents.”

 

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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