Blizzard Entertainment was awarded $8.5 million in a lawsuit against German company Bossland for making in-game cheats.
Bossland created cheat codes and bots for that give an unfair advantage in games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.
The court ruled that the cheats bypassed Blizzard's cheat protection technology “Warden” and therefore violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA, according to court records obtained by TF.
“Bossland materially contributes to infringement by creating the Bossland Hacks, making the Bossland Hacks available to the public, instructing users how to install and operate the Bossland Hacks, and enabling users to use the software to create derivative works,” the court's order said.
Bossland was charged with 42,818 violations each valued at $200 each totaling $8,563,600 not including at additional
The German company is also prohibited from marketing or selling its cheats in the U.S.