Appeals Court: World of Warcraft “Bots” Do Not Infringe Developer’s Copyright

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Blizzard, creator of the popular online game World of Warcraft (WoW), suffered a setback in its litigation against MDY Industries, which sells Glider – a software “bot” that automatically plays some of the early levels of the game. In MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc and Vivendi Games, Inc., the Ninth Circuit reversed a $6.5 million judgment for Blizzard, finding no liability for secondary copyright infringement.

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