5,400 Players Banished From World Of Warcraft

Video Game Law Blog

April 17, 2006

On April 12, 2006, Blizzard announced that it has banned 5,400 World of Warcraft players and suspended a further 10,700 for participating in activities that violate the game's Terms of Use, including using third-party programs to farm gold and items. Blizzard also reiterated that selling World of Warcraft content, such as gold, items, and characters, can result in a permanent ban of the involved accounts from World of Warcraft – a position that highlights the emerging legal debate as to parties' competing rights over virtual property.

With a subscriber base approaching 7 million, the 5,400 banned players represent less than one tenth of one percent of the total World of Warcraft population.

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