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Grimdark Oct 19, 10
In the ever so popular word...

OSHI
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Supernova1332 Oct 19, 10
I'm all for cracking down on hackers but really now? I haven't read the terms of service but I haven't heard of many hackers outside of south korea being punished too badly before for cheating in a game.
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LinkinPork Oct 19, 10
quote Supernova1332
I'm all for cracking down on hackers but really now? I haven't read the terms of service but I haven't heard of many hackers outside of south korea being punished too badly before for cheating in a game.
They aren't just cheating in a game, these are the people creating the hacks, which is against their ToS.One of the accused on the list, Zynastor, created one of the most well known hacks in Brood War. Props to Blizzard for taking legal action against these idiots.
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Supernova1332 Oct 19, 10
I know what they meant, it's in the title. Suing them isn't going to stop hacks from being made. It might deter it a little but they'll still be made en mass for such a AAA title like SC2. All blizzard is doing is pissing off the hack creators and taking their money. Spite, other than the 'fun' of making hacks is a big reason to continue creating hacks or it will inspire someone else to create hacks for the game.
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LinkinPork Oct 19, 10
Obviously, nothing will completely stop hacks from being made but this is a step in the right direction. They already patch the game regularly and ban hacking accounts. Creating legal consequences will help to deter some future hackers. It's a lot different knowing Blizzard will now take legal action against you for making hacks.

This is a lot better than doing nothing, which is what they did with SC1.
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Reenee Oct 19, 10
I think the threat of legal action can be a major, if not complete deterrent for the creation of future hacks and cheats.
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orez Oct 19, 10
quote Reenee
I think the threat of legal action can be a major, if not complete deterrent for the creation of future hacks and cheats.
A thousand times that. They do this once, then there's the looming threat they could do it again. I really like this, tbh.
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Hellfire29 Oct 20, 10
Useless court action. It'll just make it harder to find the hacks at best.
At worst, it'll be a badge of pride.
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DeathMonkey Oct 20, 10
quote orez
quote Reenee
I think the threat of legal action can be a major, if not complete deterrent for the creation of future hacks and cheats.
It didn't work for pirating and cracking, it won't here =/

A thousand times that. They do this once, then there's the looming threat they could do it again. I really like this, tbh.
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Reenee Oct 20, 10
quote Hellfire29
Useless court action. It'll just make it harder to find the hacks at best.
You don't think Blizzard is already on the lookout for other hacks?
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orez Oct 20, 10
quote DeathMonkey
It didn't work for pirating and cracking, it won't here =/
That's not really a fair comparison. Pirating and cracking software is completely different from this. There's also more of a gray area in the law. Here, you accept their terms of service. Not complex laws regarding intellectual property and such. Completely different ballgames, man.
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Hellfire29 Oct 20, 10
quote Reenee
quote Hellfire29
Useless court action. It'll just make it harder to find the hacks at best.
You don't think Blizzard is already on the lookout for other hacks?
Of course they are, but it was pretty easy to find them, a quick Google IRC.
By suing them, they force them to hid themselves and the hacks better.
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