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3-13-2009 @ 4:24PM
There is no doubt in my mind that Glider will continue in some form or another.If the company stops, someone will get a hold of the sourcecode or something that is very similar. This will likely just make it even worse for Blizzard, since it'll probably get released for free.
3-13-2009 @ 4:33PM
Yeah, that's probably what will happen.
3-13-2009 @ 4:53PM
If it returns for free, one of two things will happen.If it returns for free with the source code, Blizzard will finally see the source code, and understand how it works, and Warden will start to detect it.If it returns for free without source code, and without any company backing it... it's going to have back doors and stuff in it, and people who use it are going to be at extreme risk of having their WoW accounts stolen and their machines added to botnets.To restate: if it's free, the folks providing it are not making money directly from providing it. If they're going to stay ahead in the arms race versus Blizzard, they need a financial incentive. That'll either come from somewhere else (like selling spammers access to the botnet your machine is now in, or harvesting gold from your account), or it won't come at all, and Blizzard will win the arms race.
3-13-2009 @ 5:08PM
It pisses me off that they lost. Not because I bot, but because of the grounds. Glider was stopped because it supposedly violates blizzard's copyrights on wow which is just totally not possible. Also, blizzard has known how glider works for a long time. Not only are they very open on how the program works, but it's also relatively easy to figure out without MDY telling people. Glider WILL be back since the court ruling is such utter bullshit.
3-13-2009 @ 8:27PM
@PhazzerBlizzard wanted MDY out of the picture. They want to keep Glider out of their game, and the court ruling is a way to shut a few doors. Using the copyright infringement as they did can be related to the way they nailed Al Capone.If you don't know, Al Capone murdered his way to the top of Organized Crime, smuggling lots of booze during the Prohibition, and drugs and robberies and other sorts of vice. What did they arrest him for? Tax evasion. It got him off the streets. This ruling gets MDY off the streets (temporarily, at least).
3-14-2009 @ 3:18AM
@ jurandrNailing Al Capone for tax evasion didn't have negative repercussions for the rest of the country later on. By nailing a program for copyright infringment that DOESN'T commit copyright infringement other companies will start to get the same idea and quite possibly, corporations will create the laws. Blizzard is just being a corporate bully here and Glider will come back.
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