"We consider this ruling to be a major victory against software piracy," stated Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "By ruling in our favor on every count, the court is sending a clear message that creating unauthorized servers which emulate Blizzard's Battle.net servers is without question illegal. We have worked hard to provide gamers with a free, safe, secure, reliable, environment on Battle.net, and this ruling is a strong validation that we are justified in protecting and ensuring the integrity of our game service."
Granting Blizzard Entertainment's motion for summary judgment on all counts, Judge Charles Shaw ruled that the defendants were bound to the terms of Blizzard's EULAs and Battle.net TOUs, and that by reverse engineering Blizzard software, creating servers that emulated Battle.net, and providing matchmaking services for users of Blizzard software, they were in violation of those terms. Furthermore, Judge Shaw held that because the BnetD servers created a functional alternative to Battle.net and were used to bypass Blizzard's anti-piracy technology, "the defendants' actions constitute a circumvention of copyright under the DMCA."