Activision Blizzard is trying to sue hackers who have created cheats for its Starcraft II video game.
The publisher says the software undermines online multiplayer battles and could cause players to lose interest in the title.The full complaint is available here.
Blizzard has sued makers of mods before. In 2013, the company won a lawsuit against Ceiling Fan Software, which had manufactured a bot for World of Warcraft players. The District Court for the Central District of California's ruling is available here. The bot would allow the World of Warcraft players' online characters to "engage in repetitive and elongated play" of the game, which would allow players to obtain experience and "virtual currency" over "periods of time impossible for human players (for example, through the night or for hundreds of hours without interruption)" (apparently the court was not familiar with the habits of some human players of World of Warcraft).