Damages awarded in breach of contract/license case
You may remember this past July when Blizzard won their case against MDY over Glider. Well, we've reached the penalties phase of the trial and MDY has been ordered to pay Blizzard roughly $6 million in damages.
In July US District Court Judge David Campbell ruled that the MMOGlider, as the software is now known, broke the terms of the license that players agree to when they play World of Warcraft (WoW).
The Glider software is the creation of MDY founder Michael Donnelly who is thought to have sold more than 100,000 copies of the $25 (£14) program.
While $6 million might seem like a small number for Blizzard (they make more than that in a day and a half in subscriptions by some estimates), those numbers up in the quote imply that Glider's total revenue has been somewhere in the $2.5 million range. A $6 million payout to Blizzard will cripple MDY for an extremely long time.
For more information on the damages verdict, as well as a preview of some remaining legal issues, please check here.
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