The lawsuit was decided in arbitration two years after it was filed
Destiny 2 Content Creator Bungie Receives $4.3 Million in Lawsuit Filed Against It in 2021 Recognized cheat maker AimJunkies. The case was settled in arbitration according to court documents submitted last week (It was first reported by TorrentFreak). The matter moved to arbitration after much back-and-forth between the parties – including a counterclaim that Bungie hacked one of the developers of AimJunkies.
Since 2021, Bungie has been chasing cheat makers in court, alleging copyright infringement of their products, and AimJunkies is one of the hack creators the company has targeted. Owned by the Phoenix Digital Group, AimJunkies makes bots, wall hacking, and other scams Destiny 2 And many other popular games. The online AimJunkies marketplace is still open, however Destiny 2 Fraud is no longer on the list, apparently because of an injunction from arbitration filing.
The case arbitrator found that AimJunkies violated Digital Millennium Copyright Act Using tools to reverse engineer Destiny 2 in order to cheat. According to the documents, Bungie also banned developer AimJunkies “multiple times,” which then circumvented the protection to regain access to the game. Bungie got $2,500 for 102 violations, costing AimJunkies $255,000. The company was also fined $3.4 million for selling it Destiny 2 to cheat. Bungie said AimJunkies has sold more than 1,000 cheats, each of which the company has been fined for.
Bungie has also convinced the arbitrator of other claims against AimJunkies, such as breach of contract – specifically the terms and conditions signed to play Destiny 2 – In addition to interfering with Bungie’s user contracts with its players; violation of consumer protection law; and destroy evidence. The judgment totals more than $3.6 million in damages, plus legal costs, which brings the winnings to $4.3 million.
“We are pleased to have obtained what we believe is the first example of legal damages for a DMCA violation,” Bungie general counsel Don McGowan said in a statement released to Polygon. “We have made our stance against cheaters and illegal cheat makers very clear in our publicly available court filings and in-game actions. We will continue to take action against bad actors that harm the player experience for the rest of the community.”
AimJunkies did not respond to Polygon’s request for comment.
It’s another big win in Bungie’s battle against the cheaters that keep doing it Lots of business around the world. In April 2021, Bungie and brave Creator Riot Games has teamed up to sue GatorCheats, another hack creator. Case settledwith GatorCheats agreeing to pay $2 million in damages.
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