Recently, there has been a lot going on with Starcraft II cheaters getting their accounts banned for wanting to have fun in Single player. Now, Blizzard is taking more steps toward fixing the problem than just some Battle.net bans. Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against three programmers who created and sold hacks for their popular real-time strategy game.
GameSpot brings news of this suit against the three hackers known as “Permaphrost,” “Cranix,” and “Linuxawesome.” According to Blizzard, this group created hacks for the game “just days after release,” and the damage done was “immediate, massive, and irreparable.”
Of the three hackers named in the suit, two live in Canada and one lives in Peru, but the StarCraft II end-user license agreement says that all disputes related to the game must be settled by a court within Los Angeles County. If Blizzard is successful in the lawsuit, the programmers would be required to pull their hacks from any site that distributes within the court’s jurisdiction.
We will try and update as the news comes in.. but not sure how Blizzard expects to get people not from USA. Let us know your thoughts as this just doesn’t sit right with me!