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Blizzard wins $6 million in copyright case

MMOGlider creator forced to pay World of Warcraft developer

World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment has won the first round of its legal battle with MDY Industries for copyright infringement.

The company has been awarded USD 6 million in damages over software that allows users to automate actions in World of Warcraft, reports the BBC.

MDY founder Michael Donnelly is thought to have sold more than 100,000 copies of the software, known as MMOGlider, at USD 25 per program.

The full case is expected to be settled in January, although payment may be delayed if Blizzard attempts to appeal against the judgement, after previously trying to claim double or triple the settlement.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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