EPIC GAMES SUING A YOUTUBER FOR SELLING FORTNITE CHEATSDate: 2018-10-16
Epic Games, the creators of the well-known Fortnite game, is suing a YouTuber for using and selling cheats.
Brandon Lucas, a YouTuber who goes by the name "Golden Modz", posted a video of the cheats he used and sold the cheat tools through his website, according to Engadget.
With more than 1.7 million subscribers, the lawsuit been brought against Lucas and his frequent partner, Colton Conter, was filed because Lucas "violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breached the contract, and engaged in tortious interference" by posting such videos.
Last year, Epic Games started to sue several Fortnite cheaters, accusing them of copyright infringement. And now, the creators of Fortnite has asked YouTube to pull the videos off its site despite Lucas's claims of innocence where he said he didn't view his behaviour as troublesome.
With these lawsuits, the company hopes to stop the cheaters and send a clear message to others who do the same. However, Fortnite cheating remains rampant. Reportedly, Epic Games' attorneys want Lucas to pay damages and court costs, as well as having his profits from selling the cheats disgorged.
"This is a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference case in which the Defendants are infringing Epic’s copyrights by injecting unauthorized cheat software ('cheats' or 'hacks') into the copyright protected code of Epic’s popular video game Fortnite®," Epic Games writes.
This is not the first lawsuit that Epic Games has filed against cheaters, and even though it is still working to improve its anti-cheating code in the game, the company seems to want to deter cheating by taking action against any known perpetrators.