That's all fine and dandy but don't blame an inventor for your lack of thought,Blizzard. You should have seen programs like these coming. Blame the research/i.t department. The biggest problem with big business is the lack of being pro-active to problems i.e. see Microsoft's customer care for the 360. Horrendous.
If i was the defendant i would try to sell the program to Blizzard. Hey, it's worth a shot! Throw some money at him, Blizzard it's the American way;)
Some people think the case is like saying if someone created and sold a robot/program that could park a car, the car maker would sue the creator of the robot. Reality is, if the robot uses or rely's on any part of the vehicle program or structure for sustainment of it's operation and purpose, it's illegal.
In reality though, Blizzard is right. IF the program uses the game code in any way, function, or program design, it's illegal. Illegal because the program is being sold. Why do you think emulators are for free?
The defendant should NOT have offerend the program for sale. Big mistake. Build a name for yourself, gather experience in creation of programs. Gather a fan base, don't burn bridges. Submit resume to game company. Viola! a possible actual job making games.
It's the nature of common business and anti-piracy law. Don't copy other peoples sh!t and try to make a profit. You'll end up some dude's b!tch in prison.
thanks for reading
This comment was edited on Mar 26, 15:20.