Running your Own Unauthorised World of Warcraft Server is Expensive!

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Activison-blizzard run the official World of Warcraft servers – with an iron fist. They don’t take too kindly to others doing the same, as Scapegaming’s Alyson Reeves has found out.

The law has sided with Acti-Blizz and – and this serve as a deterrent should you wish to run your own for-profit WoW server – and awarded them a whole lot of money. how much is a whole lot?

Oh, just about $88 Million.

Reeves was found guilty of charging users to play on an unauthorised World of Warcraft server and had generated over $3 million from players. The other eighty five million is for statutory damages. Ouch.

That I suppose is what you get for profiting off other people’s work, and crossing Bobby Kotick who, even when he’s off trying to destroy the Jedi,  should not be crossed. Ever.

Too harsh? Possibly, but how else is Kotick going to buy those platinum, diamond-encrusted hand-towel heaters?

Source : slashdot

Last Updated: August 16, 2010

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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