Bungie Wins Destiny Cheat Lawsuit, Industry First

May 26, 2024 by No Comments

It was recently reported that Bungie won a lawsuit against Phoenix Digital (AimJunkies) after the cheat provider alleged copyright infringement. This isn’t the first time a case like this has come up, but according to Stephen Totillo, it’s the first worldwide where a jury has stepped in to resolve the lawsuit.

With Phoenix Digital filing a counterclaim and asserting that Bungie had failed to prove copyright infringement, it was left to a jury to pass the final verdict — and they ruled in Bungie’s favor.

Making history

Destiny is like any other multiplayer-based game when it comes to cheaters – there is a constant stream of malicious operators who infiltrate the game’s ecosystem and disrupt ‘legitimate players’.

in Previous report by Stephen Totillo Filed May 20, it was revealed – for the first time – that a jury will decide the outcome of a publisher’s copyright lawsuit against a cheat provider. This is due to Phoenix Digital’s view that Bungie is an aggrieved party in this dispute.

Within days, the case ended with a jury in favor of Bungie. While the compensation wasn’t substantial — sitting at just $63,000 — it was an industry-first result that will go down in the history books. Phoenix Digital has already emphasized that it will appeal the jury’s decision based on the claim that Bungie illegally accessed their computer systems.

in Toti An announcement was sent It was handed to him by Bungie’s lawyer:

We are grateful for the diligence, professionalism and diligence shown by the judge, his staff and the jury. We are committed to our players and will continue to protect them from fraud, including taking future cases to trial.

In recent months, the number of developers and publishers filing claims against cheat providers has skyrocketed. Activision Blizzard has played a key role in this arena, taking on all comers and – in most cases – receiving a default judgment, often resulting in documented multi-million-dollar reparation orders.

Despite these efforts, the number of cheaters in video games is on the rise.

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