Originally Posted by Richenbals
This is ridiculous. If a person creates a program he/she is not forcing anyone to use the program. This lawsuit is simply going forward to thwart would-be bot programmers from publishing their work. I'd love to see what would happen if Glider code was made open-source.
Sue the bot users not the creators. The users are the ones breaking the contract.
The bot programmers need to have an account to test thier programs on. Gold-sellers do thier own botting on live payed accounts.
So in essence, they are breaking the ToS in the same way you or I would if we decided to manipulate the game.
Every single botter, be it a firm selling gold or just a single lazy player, agree to not use them before they can log in for the first time, and after each patch.
The big difference is that the individual lazy player isn't making a profit off of it, so there is no real reason for Blizzard to sue. The large gold selling firms make craploads of money by doing something they agreed to not do when they opened thier account. Both are in the wrong, but would you rather they take out 5 lazy kids, or 5 large groups? That is why they are going after the sellers. Probably reaching in thier reason for the suit, but they will most likely win because they have the financial backing to do so. They will either win by default, or drag it out until the sellers are broke and cannot fight anymore. Either way, they will win.