"Warcraft" game developer, Blizzard, is suing "Overwatch" cheat maker Bossland. Apparently, the cheat has resulted to revenue losses for the company.
Torrent Freak reported that Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of the "Warcraft" game and the most recent "Overwatch," has filed a lawsuit against Bossland for its Watchover Tyrant cheat tool.
Bossland also has cheats for Blizzard's other titles such as "World of Warcraft," "Diablo 3" and "Heroes of the Storm." The cheat maker is accused of copyright infringement, unfair competition as well as violation of the DMCA's anti-circumvention provision.
"Defendants' sale and distribution of the Bossland Hacks in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation," the complaint stated. "Moreover, by releasing 'Overwatch Cheat' just days after the release of 'Overwatch,' Defendants are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm that game before it even has had a chance to fully flourish."
The "Warcraft" game developer claimed that Bossland has infringed on its copyrights in various ways with the cheats. "They have done so by enabling and encouraging third-party 'freelancers' or contractors to fraudulently obtain access to the Blizzard Games and then, having done so, to engage in unauthorized reproduction of the Blizzard Games," Blizzard added.
According to AOTFB, Bossland won a lawsuit in Germany against Blizzard earlier this year. The cheat makers were sued for a bot in "Heroes of the Storm."
The news comes after Universal Pictures was sued for sending spam texts to "Warcraft" movie-goers. The Hollywood Reporter noted that Charlie Fitzgerald III sued the studio for its violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Apparently, the message was sent without the viewers' permission. "Hello from the 'Warcraft' Movie team. You are one of the chosen few invited to join the fight today. Will you lead the Horde or Alliance to Victory?" the text read.
Fitzgerald III is demanding $500 in statutory damages for each violation for himself as well as each class member. If the violation is proven to be willful, the damages demand will be increased to $1,500.