The BBC reports that Blizzard has won a $6 million damage award against the creator of a botting program used illegally within World of Warcraft.
Glider, distributed by MDY Industries, infringed upon Blizzard’s WoW copyrights, a judge ruled earlier this year. From the BBC:
The Glider software is the creation of MDY founder Michael Donnelly who is thought to have sold more than 100,000 copies of the $25 (£14) program.
It proved popular with many WoW players as it helped them automate the many repetitive tasks, such as killing monsters and scavenging loot, required to turn low level characters into more powerful ones…
The case is due to go to court again in January 2009 when the remaining issues in the legal conflict look likely to be settled.At issue will be whether MDY broke the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act and whether Mr Donnelly will have to pay the damages from his own pocket.