Legal battle over Warcraft 'bot'

"Blizzard takes firm to court for WarCraft Bot"

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Blizzard Entertainment take Michael Donnelly to Court.
 

 
Blizzard Entertainment creators of the popular MMO RPG is suing Michael Donnelly because of the bot he had created. The bot is an MMO Glider program and will complete certain parts of the game automatically for you, such as fighting(Which lets be honest is a core part of the game).
 
Both sides have submitted their legal summaries to a court in Arizona.
 
Apparently the bot "Glider" infringes Blizzard's copyright and can be harmful to the game itself. In Michael Donnelly's legal submission submitted to court last week, Donnelly said:
 
"Blizzard's designs expectations are frustrated, and resources are allocated unevenly, when bots are introduced into the WoW universe, because bots spend far more time in-game than an ordinary player would and consume resources the entire time."
 
Blizzard also argue that it infringes the peoples End User License Agreements that have to be agreed to before playing the game. It is said that 100,000 copies of Glider have been sold, this is not a huge number compared to the 10 Million people playing WoW.
 
Mr Donnelly said that the tool does not make any copy of the game so cannot possibly break the copyright laws. But Blizzard disagree and say the copying into the computers memory or RAM to avoid the anti-cheat system is breaking copyright.
 
Both parties are waiting the judges decision.
 
 
Who is in the right and who in the wrong? You tell us on our Forums.
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08-05-2008, 18:19:48

oldbrit
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08-05-2008, 18:45:17

ali_james
Could swap the fan over?
Did that to my Zippy and it's now totally silent :)

09-05-2008, 06:07:35

radus

SEASONIC. I am a self confessed noise freak. I have 2 computers running on either side of me and the psu fan noise niggled me into frustration. I have ordered differing recommended makes of power supply and returned them because of the fan noise, finally settling for SEASONIC power supplies. These babies are quiet and I mean quiet!!!



Yes they are indeed very quiet, but finding one that delivers more than 700W is also very costly. Roughly double the price of other reasonable PSU's.

09-05-2008, 11:51:34

da2ca
I have decided for the time being to sell the Enermax and put my old Corsair 520 back in (which i already have done). The corsair runs quite warm but i can live with that for now. I will keep an eye out for offers on the Seasonic, or Antec Truepower though, but i am in no rush to buy anymore.
Thanks for your replies.

09-05-2008, 20:30:57

cl0ck_ed
Silverstone are supposed to be very good aswell.

11-05-2008, 18:44:40

pafk0o
i use Thermal Take toughpower 750 wat <-- very good and no noise at all(only bad thing in this psu is the price)

28-05-2008, 13:39:45

CERO
Corsair TX750, I got myself a HX520W and HX620, the fan what they are using is inaudible, not sure if they used the same fans in the TX750, do a lil abit research, besides it is a sollid reliable unit, cant go wrong with corsair

06-06-2008, 16:14:17

darkone
coolermasters are very quiet

21-06-2008, 16:42:07

Marvin
I was using a zippy 700 w but after it died i am using a Pc power cooling silencer 750w.
It its much more silent than zippy.:wavey:

21-06-2008, 16:52:21

gotmaxpower
Ive got a Silverstone Strider 750W Modular and its really quiet. :D
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