Bad news for all the YouTubers who is selling or using Fortnite cheats.
This would definitely explain why some situations didn't make sense while playing.
Can't feel sorry for you... I don't condone cheaters and then on top of it you advertise and sell it!? SMH
How dumb can you get. Cheating and then broadcasting it all over the internet and then trying to profit from it on top of that.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein
As they should. Cheating runs people off and ruins games. Plus I bet they excepted an end user agreement when deciding to play fortnite and I bet this is in the agreement.
If its like the last case, they're suing based on the copyright claim against videos where they demonstrate the cheats. I dunno if they can sue for selling the cheat itself. The cheat would have to circumvent and use copyrighted code for that. They can sue if the user they're suing repeatedly violated the terms of service and kept playing even after being told not to, or being banned.
For sure that makes more sense. Thank you for bringing more knowledge to the situation. See that’s how you comment folks.
I still find it disturbing that cheaters are now getting sued instead of just banned. That's a sea change, which I'm sure is about protecting monetization, revenue streams from online play. Not to condone cheaters (I don't), but I think the AAA game industry has now fully moved into a business model I can't condone either, and which I will never support with my wallet.
The ones being sued are promoting cheat tools though. They're actively making it more difficult to get rid of cheaters, because others are finding ways to cheat a lot easier. Typically, with some things like this, it's easier to go after the source, than to target each person individually.
Who are these saddo`s that buy cheats ??
People that are not far off from the people that hire Fortnite tutors for their kids @$20/hr.
So glad I am not this guy knowing Epic or any other big company they will take him through the ringer he'll be lucky if he has $5 to buy a roll of toilet paper.
if he end of in jail someone in prison should aimbot his as$
This is a civil case. Not criminal. Charges have to be brought by the state to send someone to jail, and in the case of copyright infringement, takes quite a bit of instances of people doing it to make a criminal case out of it.
Next Nintendo will sue everyone who ever used a game genie
If your going to sell stuff like this or even hosting your own remakes of games, just use the dark web. Problem solved. No one would go after you, or even try to bother.
Wow... English much?
Good. Cheating on mp destroys the game and sucks the fun out of it especially for the legit players.
Does this hold any ground in court tho? Violating the ToS has nothing to do with law. Worst case scenario this guy will have to pay up for all the cheats he illegally sold without paying tax but that's a different matter altogether.
The guy is using software to disrupt the functionality of a commercial enterprise. The cheating of which could drive off customers and cause the enterprise to lose income, so yes they are well within their rights to sue him. One of the big things people complain about PUBG (besides the bugs) is the cheaters, and you can see there that it's driving people away.
This has nothing to do with criminal law. It's a civil case, so it's all about money. Anyone can sue anyone else for practically any reason. A business with good legal muscle can make it stick too.
It's a civil case. The Terms of Service is a binding contract, although it's not as rigid in the actual court system as it may seem at face value. However, this is a case of copyright infringement, based on the person using content they weren't allowed to use. After cease and desist, the person kept doing it, so they sued. The reason that Epic is going after this more than they would over other cases is due to the fortnite cheats being advertised and sold by the person in question.
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