Originally Posted by KenLautner
Originally Posted by eXe.Lilith
Blizzard can sue in Cali because of the "passive personality" principle which dictates that a state may assert jurisdiction over persons and events outside a state's territory on the basis that its citizen has been harmed, but as long as the defendant does not enter US territory (or any territory that has agreements with the US pertaining to the matter at hand), according to european law that judgement cannot be enforced in a country that's a member of the European Union, as the EU does not recognize the jurisdiction of foreign courts outside of matters of national security, cybercrime or crimes against humanity.
So however Blizzard might very well win in court, as long as the defendant doesn't show up, that judgement will have only one effect, setting a precedent to deter other companies to try and sell hacks for Blizzard games.
Thanks for your input.
So basically life goes on normally for that person as long as he doesn't enter the US?
What happens if he enters the US in lets say... 2 years?
Nothing unless Blizzard somehow gets a whiff of it and get the defendant to be served with a summons. Then if the defendant chooses to ignore the summons and then leaves the country, an international arrest warrant is the next logical step (then it switches to which countries have extradition agreements with the US). But it's Blizzard we're talking about here, not the NSA, so I highly doubt they'd spend money having people track the movement of the defendant throughout the years because it's likely to cost them more than they'd get in damages...