Blizzard vs. Boss country; Image from the Blizzard game Overwatch.
The company Boss land has been convicted of copyright infringement by writing custom cheat programs to a penalty of around 8.6 million US dollars.
Zwickau Company Boss country - a developer of cheat programs and farming bots - must to the US game maker Blizzard of copyright infringement in 42,818 cases, a penalty in the amount of 8.56 million US dollars afford. These Boss country has to bear legal costs of around 175,000 US dollars. This is apparent from the judgment of the California United States District Court of 31 March. Boss country may not distribute nor use or develop other software that violates Blizzard's license conditions and their Intellectual Property Cheat its programs Honorbuddy, Demo Buddy, Buddy Storm, Hearthbuddy and Watch Over Tyrant, according to the verdict.
Cheat programs for a fee
According to Blizzard, the company Boss country has changed without the consent of games through reverse engineering for its own purposes. Thus, the creation of fee-cheat tools was possible could see the positions, the health points and many more from other players from a great distance by the user, such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch. That changed the game mechanics and led to legitimate players suffered disadvantages. And that's what Blizzard did not want to accept.The Overwatch Cheat Tool Watch Over Tyrant allowed users to see, for example, the life points of opponents from a great distance.(Picture: The Buddy Forum)
As the games industry itself, the market for cheat tools and automated bots growing. Here, the German company Boss country is one of the pioneers of this shady business. Companies like Boss country can become an economic threat to game makers - everyone unhappy player is a risk. Boss country is known as a provider of relatively successful bot programs Honorbuddy and Gatherbuddy for World of Warcraft; with demo buddy there is also a cheat tool for the book published in 2012, Hack-n-Slay role-playing game Diablo III. Bots about automatically collect gold and allow players without any further action to quickly buy powerful equipment.
Boss country concerned courts for a long time
Already in July 2011 ended a lawsuit in the District Court of Hamburg, Blizzard procured in June 2012 an injunction against the sale of Diablo III bots. whether the judges of the district court Hamburg According to it yet quite obvious that the attractiveness of an online game including suffer when players inserting contrary to the rules of the game bots and let the game falsified; this in turn affects the reputation of the game and deters potential buyers from.