Epic Games settles lawsuit against cheat-seller

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, settled a case against a 14-year-old boy who was accused of selling tips for games.

The boy, named only CBV, had a YouTube channel in which he presented his piracy and a site on which to buy.

Epic notably accused the boy of copyright infringement and asked for compensation.

CBV’s lawyer had filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

Her mother is appointed representative on the transaction document .

There are only three videos left on the CBV channel, in which he discusses the trial.

The links that direct his 14,200 subscribers to a forum where he stores his cheats no longer work.

Epic had argued that the tricks, which took the form of code, altered his copyrighted work by actually creating a new version of the game.

In the original court documents, he described the cheats and the way which they were marketed as “unjust and illegal” and indicated that, even though CBV had claimed to “cheat for pleasure and entertainment, not essentially steal from those who work hard for what they do”, it had benefited financially from sales.

In March of this year, Epic settled a similar case against Brandon Lucas, known online as Golden Modz.

“The game developer is not trying to bankrupt these people financially,” said Ernesto van der Sar, editor of the Torrentfreak news site.

“The main goal seems to be to stop cheaters and stop them from encouraging and helping others to do the same.”

In a separate trial, a law firm in Canada accused Epic Games of deliberately rendering the game “very, very addictive.”

Calex Legal has filed a legal opinion on behalf of parents of two children, reports CBC.