FBI’s Newest Elite Unit The Code Case Squad

Video Game Law Blog

November 27, 2006

The FBI has joined forces with NCSoft to execute a super-top-secret-ultra-dangerous-multi-city shutdown of L2Extreme, a company running its own unauthorizedLineage IIservers and boasting up to 50,000 active users.  It's unclear how the L2Extreme proprietors got access toLineage IIcode (speculation is that it was leaked to them), but what is clear is that NCSoft's counsel and the FBI are taking this kind of unauthorized reproduction or use of copyrighted code seriously-the FBI aren't making the charges public and conducted a series of raids and interviews across the U.S. before the crackdown. 

Gamasutra has exclusive interviews and further coverage on the story at http://shorl.com/fofrojatapridu