Alleged 'Fortnite' hacker's mom fights anti-cheating lawsuit

Alleged 'Fortnite' hacker's mom fights anti-cheating lawsuit

Alleged 'Fortnite' hacker's mom fights anti-cheating lawsuit

Epic Games' recent Fortnite lawsuit has revealed that one of the two suspected alleged cheaters in the case is actually a 14 year old minor.

There's also the small matter - as TorrentFreak points out - that one can't sue a minor directly, which seems to hint at the notion that Epic didn't know how old this cheater was before it lawyered up. Many times the player was being dishonest in the game Fortnite.

After the boy contested the DMCA takedown notice, the company then filed a lawsuit to make a statement that they will not tolerate this from other Fortnite players who might be thinking of cheating as well.

As the case is based on loss of profits, she states that since Fortnite is free-to-play, Epic needs to provide a statement proving it's losing money.

This is still an ongoing case so there's no news yet on a final verdict.

Epic has chose to take the users to court, rather than just ban them, after deciding that the modification of the game's code is against Fortnite's End User License Agreement and the Copyright Act. She adds that Epic wouldn't have lost money as it's a free-to-play title, that her son merely downloaded the cheat software and didn't help create it (as Epic claims), and that releasing her boy's name publicly means Epic has violated DE laws related to the release of information on minors.

She says that Fortnite's EULA requires permission from a parent or legal guardian for minors, which she did not give.

Online multiplayer games on different systems are plagued by people who use cheat codes or take advantage of flaws in the game's inner workings to gain an edge on other players who play fairly.

The mother of the lover of foul play, obviously, was not happy with this situation and sent the court a letter. "Under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim".

"Epic will not tolerate constant cheating and copyright infringement on the part of anyone and of any age", - said the representative of the company in comments to Eurogamer. In fact, the boy even made a second YouTube video in which he admitted to using the software, live streaming himself cheating, and refusing to take the initial video down.

The authors of the game stated that using cheats leads to loss of funds. Not only were the pair accused of using paid "aimbot" software, but they also allegedly offered support for the service and helped stream snipe popular Twitch broadcasters, a practice that has recently seen a lot of PUBG players banned.

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