Blizzard have been awarded US$6million in damages from MDY for the creation and distribution of the bot, Glider. Glider controls a character to kill, loot and consequently level in World of Warcraft without the player’s control. It costs $25 and is thought to have sold 100,000 copies. Blizzards claim for double or triple those damages was thrown out and it’s yet to be seen if they will appeal that decision. The issue of whether MDY broke US Digital Millennium Copyright and whether MDY founder Mr Donnelly is to pay the damages from his own pocket will begin resolution in Jan 2009.
The use of Glider is against Blizzard’s ToS and EULA and WoW accounts found to be using it are banned.