Blizzard wins ruling against BnetD

Federal court deems fan-run Starcraft servers in violation of Blizzard EULAs.

Blizzard Entertainment has won a summary judgment in federal district court against members of the BnetD project. Initiated in 1998 by then-UCSD student Mark Baysinger, BnetD emulated Blizzard's Battle.net online service, a server designed to allow gamers to play Blizzard's PC games against each other online. The St. Louis court found that the BnetD servers circumvented Blizzard's antipiracy technology, allowing gamers to play hacked or illegal versions of Blizzard's software, most notably the Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo series.

News source: GameSpot

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