Originally Posted by PDXMark
@Thingamajig... That quoted statement of mine, well, that was a bit ignorant of me to state. I said it out of anger. Read below.
Easy answer, DICE and -mostly-EA would have to spend some money on lawyers. Really!
Removing a website for copyright infringement, well, I just fought a several month battle to rally support for awareness of SOPA, and am trying to make people aware of other such bills(OPEN, PIPA). Not going to rally to have a websites shut down regarding the same issue, but under the use of different tools and protocols.
In US law, there is no criminal penalty for hacking video games. However, a civil suit against the game hackers(if locatable) would be possible if infringement could be quantified for indictment for a Judge or jury. I'm not a lawyer so there are some things I could totally be wrong about.
Since we're on the subject of US law, no, they would not have to pay the attorneys. In a civil suit, 99% of the time the loser has to pay the victor's attorney fees. They could literally shut down AA and similar sites with lawsuits, for free. Why won't they? Too much to gain. Cheaters are their best customers.
Also, such large corporations have numerous attorneys on retainer. They're already paying them (for doing mostly nothing, it would seem, in EAs case.)
Originally Posted by Precision_PC
They are doing this, because they find it amusing.
You can't believe they want anything fixed, their whole purpose is to ruin the game for others.
This^^. If they were truly interested in fixing a broken system, they wouldn't be buying hacks from AA, now would they.