Jagex ban on Runescape bot fails

UK studio Jagex has lost a bid for a preliminary injunction against the makers of a third-party bot allowing players to cheat in the popular MMO Runescape.

Impulse Software, the makers of various game hacks, threw a spanner in Jagex’s business plan with ‘iBot’ – an autopilot program that allows Runescape characters to level-up without players attending to the game.

Jagex argued that iBot infringed the copyright works in Runescape, though its legal bid has now hit a brick wall due to various legal complexities.

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