Blizzard sued Cheat Maker over Copyrights for $8.5 Million
The Company Blizzard has filled a motion to sue Bossland for copyright damages over their several popular game cheat and hacks on some Blizzard titles. The company wants a minimum statutory copyright damages of $200 per infringement. Allegedly, the cheat maker sold over 42k game hacks in US.
Blizzard has been publishing competitive game titles like Overwatch, StarCraft, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. Some of these games has available hacking tools develop by Bossland. And some small numbers of gamers discover this game cheat and actually pay real money to cheat and take advantage over regular users.
Not just Blizzard titles, but Bossland also develop several popular game cheats including Pokefarmer for PokemonGo, Exilebuddy for Acts for Path of Exile and for Hearthstone and many more. Although these companies didn’t make a complain. Blizzard has been fighting for these kinds of hack because the company cause over millions of dollar in lost of sales, because it ruin the game for legitimate players.
In Blizzard complaint, they accused Bossland the cheat maker of various forms of copyright infringement like unfair competition and violating the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision.
Bossland has failed to defend itself in court and most likely the Blizzard will get the award.