Blizzard Entertainment has engaged a lawsuit against a gold farming company that spams players multiple times a day. This lawsuit if won will mark a precedent, and will scare off other companies who exploit the same practice. Azeroth is going to be once more a world without the dark whisperings of beings of unimaginable evil from the Dark Beyond. Now all we have to worry of are the old gods’.
Eyonix: “As many of you know, the latest content patch, along with many great new content additions, contains technical counter-measures designed to combat in-game gold spamming. Our efforts to reduce in-game abuse and create a fun, safe environment for everyone are never-ending.
With that said, we felt that it was important to share with the community just how serious we are in our efforts to combat this type of abuse. Blizzard has filed a federal lawsuit against the operators of Peons4hire, a popular gold-selling organization which many of you have no doubt seen advertised. As part of the lawsuit, the operators of Peons4hire have been asked to immediately cease all in-game spamming efforts by all entities and websites under their control.
If this organization refuses to act accordingly, further legal action will be taken. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the progress of this topic. Our efforts to combat this type abuse will be ongoing, I assure you. Also, keep in mind that Peons4hire was one of the larger organizations focused on in-game spam abuse. Do not underestimate the value of the message this action will send to to others who participate in similar abuse.
In short, we’re making waves.
Source: Wow Forums