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BNetD Servers Infringe Blizzard's Copyrights

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Posted by elliot on Oct 02, 2004 - 03:26 PM

Blizzard, creator and seller of such popular computer games as "StarCraft," "StarCraft: Brood War," "WarCraft II: Battle.net edition," "Diablo," and "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," sued two individual defendants who are computer programmers, and a systems administrator, for releasing BNetD servers, which allow Blizzard's games to be played in multiplayer mode over the internet. Blizzard contended, inter alia, that defendants, who admitted reverse engineering Blizzard's software, infringed Blizzard's copyrights in their own software and server, Battle.net, circumvented Blizzard's copyright protection technology, engaged in trafficking circumvention technology, and breached Blizzard's EULAs and TOU.



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