Bungie originally filed a lawsuit against the Romanian cheat seller Mihai Claudiu-Florentin in 2021. The study stated that the defendant has “developed and sold” a popular cheat software called VeteranCheatswhich allowed users to gain an unfair advantage over other players by aiming more accurately and seeing through walls in Destiny 2.
Bungie argued that the software has reduced the enjoyment of the game for those who do not cheat, reducing potential revenue from in-game sales. The lawsuit denounced copyright infringementDigital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations, breach of contract, willful interference with contractual relationships, and violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA).
Bungie has asked for a refund of €12,059,912.98 million damages, including $11,696,000 in statutory damages ($2,000 for each of 5,848 cheat software downloads) which he will receive in full.
And law from the sentence That:
“The Court finds that the default judgment is properly entered in Bungie’s favor with respect to all but the CPA claim. The Court finds that the damages are to be filed in the amount of: $11,696,000 for DMCA violations; $146,662.28 for Copyright Act violations; $217,250.70 in attorney fees and costs. The total prize will be written in the amount of $12,059,912.98.”
Also, the court issued a permanent injunction against Claudiu-Florentinpreventing him from engaging in further Destiny 2 copyright infringement. Bungie’s Deputy General Counsel, James Barkersaid the company’s anti-cheat circumvention efforts have seen it spend “a minimum of $2,000,000 in game security staff and software” to combat Destiny 2 cheat devices like VeteranCheats.
We hope that after this sentence we will see fewer and fewer cheaters around the world Destiny 2. We remind you that the event has just started “Guardians game“.