In a decision with ramifications for reverse engineering of software, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to bar “add-on” technology being used to mirror a popular online gaming network.

According to the court, California-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s end-user license agreement was enforceable and had been infringed by copycat online gaming organization and its creators.

Read the opinion here.

EFF website here has more info.

News Article.

Case: Interactive v. NTN (N.D. Cal. 1995) [C,TD]
Case: Atari v. Sega (N.D. Cal. 1994) [P]