Blizzard Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Justin Marshall and five unnamed individuals on April 12, 2010 before the California Central District Court; and dismissed the case shortly after on April 19 without a reason.

The suit against the defendant originated after he posted on a public forum a progress log of his hacking attempts against Battle.net.

Furthermore, Blizzard alleged Justin Marshall circumvented technology that allowed individuals to play StarCraft II in private servers for free, making this case a copyright infringement which violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.Blizzard Entertainment has been successful in prior lawsuits, and this particular case seemed to be a win situation.StarCraft II is currently in closed beta testing, and while there is no release date, it is possible the studios might aim for an early July date corresponding with the Warcraft III and Frozen Throne RTS game anniversary.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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