. The "WoW Glider" was found to [still] violate the DMCA. Glider is a "bot" application that can literally play World of Warcraft for you. The idea is to level your character while you're away from the computer; Glider takes your place at the controls by sending keyboard and mouse events to WoW, simulating a player.
Glider is a rather unimpressive kind of cheating tool. And, well, that's all it is. It's for cheating. In a video game. Online.
Well, not quite, as it turns out! The U.S. Appeals Court of the Ninth Circuit says Glider violates the DMCA, by "circumventing copy protection" ... I don't understand how this judgement was even ruled. The circumvented technology in question (Blizzard's "Warden" anti-cheat/anti-bot software) does not do any kind of copy protection whatsoever. What we have here is a case where it has now been justified in a court of law that cheating in your video games is illegal
. What we have here is failure to communicate.
Let me repeat that, just to be perfectly clear: Distributing a program that bypasses anti-cheat measures and allows players to cheat in a video game is a violation of the DMCA.