Epic Games Files Suit Against YouTubers Promoting Fortnite Cheats
When you make a few hundred million dollars per month, you can afford some pretty good lawyers. Epic Games hasn't been shy about taking legal actions against cheaters in Fortnite: Battle Royale, and recently the company took aim at not just a cheater, but a cheater using his YouTube channel to sell cheats.
Brandon Lucas, who goes by the name "Golden Modz" on YouTube, has used Fortnite cheats in his videos, while linking to sites that sell the cheats with prices of $54.99 for a month or $299.99 for a lifetime subscription. The cheats, which he calls "magical powers," offer an aimbot and "ESP." (He also promotes Grand Theft Auto V cheats.) Epic is suing Lucas, and another YouTuber he sometimes pairs up with, known as "Exentric," for "copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference."
Some of Lucas' videos have been removed from YouTube, and there's likely more to follow. In his defense, Lucas is claiming that he is "being discriminated against by Epic Games" because he's "just a kid" and there are a lot of other similar videos out there. That just sounds like there will be a lot more targets for Epic's legal team to go after in the coming months.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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