Destiny 2 Cheaters Paying Bungie $13 Million
It's a bad time to be a cheater in the world of video games.
Cheaters are getting their comeuppance from video game companies. Earlier this year, Nintendo won a legal battle against a man named Gary Bowser (of all things) for piracy. And now, a group of Destiny 2 cheaters have to pay Bungie millions of dollars to settle a recent lawsuit.
Crime Doesn't Pay
A group of Destiny 2 cheaters has agreed to pay $13.5 million in damages to settle ongoing litigation filed by developer Bungie. The settlement indicates that the entity, Elite Boss Tech, and its associates have accepted Bungie's claim that its software violated the user agreement for Destiny 2. In return for such an agreement, Bungie has dropped other claims.
The arrival at a figure as astronomical as $13.5 million can be attributed to the number of times Elite Boss Tech's software was downloaded. It comes out to 6,765 downloads with a penalty of $2,000 for each one.
Additionally, Elite Boss Tech has agreed to a permanent injunction that will prevent them from developing future cheat software for any of Bungie's games. Bungie has claimed this software has cost the company an exorbitant amount of money and has damaged Destiny 2's reputation.
Despite agreeing to the settlement, Elite Boss Tech has argued back, saying that it never copied the company's code. The statement reads: "This permanent injunction is binding against Defendants worldwide, without regard to the territorial scope of the specific intellectual property rights asserted in the Complaint and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction wherever Defendants or their assets may be found. Any violations of this order by Defendants will subject them to the full scope of this Court's contempt authority, including punitive, coercive, and monetary sanctions."
What do you think of the ruling? Who do you think was in the right?
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