Does Valve really own Dota? A Jury Will Decide

A major court case is set to go before the jury, which will determine whether or not Valve actually owns Dota 2. They are currently suing developers Lilith and uCool over their respective games, Dota Legends and Heroes Charge. The crux of the defense will go back to a forum post by the original Defense of the Ancient's modder who wrote, “Dota is now open source. Whoever wishes to release a version of Dota may without my consent, I just ask for a nod in the credits to your map.” More on this as it develops.