5,400 Players Banished From World Of Warcraft

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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