If you’re into MMORPGs and more specifically, World of Warcraft, then you’ve surely heard of or used Glider, a program that automatically levels your character for you. Blizzard took the makers of Glider to court and just won the first round of the legal battle. MDY Industries, the maker of Glider, will have to pay out $6 million to Blizzard for infringing on copyright related to World of Warcraft code.
All that’s left is to see if Blizzard will appeal so it can sue for double or triple damages. There’s also the issue of if MDY broke the DMCA, which could lead to significant fines and/or jail-time for the creators of Glider. Good luck!