Popular YouTube stars sued by Epic Games for selling Fortnite cheats

midian182

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In the suit, Brandon Lucas (Golden Modz) and Colton Conter (Exentric) are accused of infringement of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The company added that the duo were "creating unauthorized derivative works of Fortnite by unlawfully modifying the game's code."

The pair make videos of themselves using cheats while playing Fortnite, but the main issue for Epic Games is that the clips were used to promote the sale of cheating tools such as aimbots, many of which went for over $200, on Lucas’ goldengodz.com website—though they have now been removed.

Lucas said that Epic Games had forced the removal of several of his videos through copyright strikes. He claims the company is discriminating against him, and that there are “about a thousand” other YouTubers who do the same thing without any repercussions.

In a statement to the BBC, Epic Games said: "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take cheating seriously, and we'll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players."

Last year, Epic sued two Fortnite cheaters for alleged copyright infringement, one of whom turned out to be 14 years old.

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Uncle Al

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Sooooooo .... first they cheat, then they file suite for their cheats being adopted? Sounds like a genuine case of "no honor among thieves" .......
 
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texasrattler

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If there really are thousands of other youtubers out there doing the same, all these guys would have to do is give some of them up and theyd get a deal. But they would have to give up big names that are selling these cheats.
 
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