Blizzard Entertainment har de seneste år ganske aggressivt forsøgt at bekæmpe snyd i deres spil. TorrentFreak (via GI.biz) kan nu fortælle, at Blizzard har indgivet et søgsmål med en erstatningsbegæring på $8.5 mio. overfor det tyske “cheatbot” firma, Bossland.

Bossland står bag bl.a. Watchover Tyrant, Demonbuddy og HonorBuddy som alle tre forbryder sig imod Blizzards vilkår (EULA). Blizzard anklager yderligere Bossland for rettighedsbrud, DMCA-overtrædelser og for være årsag til milliontab af indtægter.

The German outfit Bossland is behind several popular cheats including “Honorbuddy”, Demonbuddy, and the currently unavailable “Watchover Tyrant”. Blizzard has been fighting the company on its home turf for several years already and filed a complaint at a federal court in California as well last year.

In the complaint, Blizzard accused the cheat maker of various forms of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and violating the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. According to Blizzard the bots and cheats also caused millions of dollars in lost sales, as they ruin the games for many legitimate players.

After Bossland had failed to have the case dismissed over a lack of jurisdiction, things went quiet earlier this year. Bossland stopped responding, and when the Court gave the German company a 24-hour ultimatum to reply, it remained silent.

Søgsmålet kommer efter Bossland ikke har reageret på en stævning, som Blizzard udsendte i slutningen af sidste år.

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