Last month we reported that Blizzard was taking cheat maker Bossland to court for their creation and distribution of cheats claiming they infringed their copyrights among other things. Now, the court has ruled in Blizzard’s favour, something which wasn’t unexpected since Bossland didn’t put up any defence.
Blizzard is now owed $8,563,600 equating to $200 per violation which is the minimum allowable. Bossland is also on the hook for another $174,872 in attorneys’ fees. The cheat maker is also prohibited from selling their software that exploits Blizzard titles in the United States. That includes, but isn’t limited to, Honorbuddy, Demonbuddy, Stormbuddy, Hearthbuddy, and Watchover Tyrant.
The ruling can be read in full on TorrentFreak. Bossland CEO Zwetan Letschew also told the site that his company would continue in spite of any default judgement. As the new ruling only applies to the United States, the cheat maker has plenty of other options on the table to continue their trade.
Blizzard has previously won similar lawsuits in Germany and the UK.