According to this ars technica article
, Blizzard has won a court ruling that evading its "warden" software (which digs through users' computers in search of game-playing bots) constitutes a violation of the DMCA. "Blizzard argued, and Judge Campbell agreed, that when users violated the World of Warcraft EULA, they no longer had a license to play the game and were therefore guilty of copyright infringement. As Siy noted in a blog post last year, Blizzard's theory, if taken literally, would mean that violating any of the rules in the EULA and Terms of Service, such as choosing a screen name that didn't meet Blizzard's guidelines, would be an act of copyright infringement.
" Discouraging, perhaps, but it's worth thinking about how (whether) this differs from the enforcement of the conditions in free software licenses.
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