Epic Games sues minor for cheating in Fortnite, gets lambasted by mother

29 November, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • 14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him

Epic Games is now in a heated debate after filling a lawsuit against a 14-year-old boy who was found cheating in Fortnite and live streaming it to his YouTube channel.

One of the gamers, who sued, was a 14-year-old Caleb Rogers. She makes a number of good points, including the fact that Epic is suing for loss of profits even though Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, and that her son didn't actually make the cheats, he just bought them.

"We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers".

She takes issue with Epic using her son as a scapegoat, when the company should really be going after the cheat makers.

But the actions weren't enough to stop two prolific cheaters, who constantly created new accounts under false names to circumvent the bans. In addition, the pair live streamed the use of the program in the game.

3 killed in train derailment in UP
In a separate incident in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, a local train hit a Bolero auto , killing four and injuring two. Rescue operations have started and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is monitoring the situation, Saxena added.

Fortnite cheaters might have to think twice before doing it again, but so will Epic Games after dealing with this player's mom. It has just been revealed that one of the players being taken to court is a 14-year old! "This company is in the process of attempting to sue a 14-year-old child", she wrote.

Epic Games filed the legal action last month, but it may now regret it.

The mother is also angry that the game's publisher has made her son's name public, which allowed newspapers and other media outlets to easily get access to his name and release other details.

The biggest point of contention revolves around the EULA agreement.

In the end, the child's mother asks that the judge dismiss the case since "the infraction does not equate the suing of a minor by a major gaming company". The first is that minors are not supposed to be able to play the game without parental consent, something she apparently did not give.

New Infiniti QX50 SUV revealed
It adopts Infiniti's latest styling language, called Powerful Elegance, with a sophisticated front end and pouncing wheel arches. Also present will be Infiniti's ProPilot driving assistance technologies, however drivers will still do the bulk of the work.

She claims that the teen used "existing cheats" from a publicly available source which was not affiliated with the game's developer. Moreover, she says the developer can't prove that the software suffered any modifications.

The authors of the game stated that using cheats leads to loss of funds.

This particular lawsuit arose as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits. Epic Games states that "under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim".

Online multiplayer games on different systems are plagued by people who use cheat codes or take advantage of flaws in the game's inner workings to gain an edge on other players who play fairly.

First Aid Flight in 3 Weeks Lands in Yemen's Sana'a
Aid shipments of food and medicines to the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida continue to be blocked by the coalition. Officials at the port said on Saturday that no ships have arrived yet and they were not expecting any to dock soon.

Recommended:



Popular

Jamaica's Davina Bennett Wears Afro Finishes 3rd At Miss Universe 2017
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown on Sunday night, November 26. After that incident, Nel-Peters chose to start training other women in personal self-defense.

Vols focusing on Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy
Since 2010, he has had five 10-win seasons with the Cowboys whereas the Vols have won 10 games once during that span. Gundy, an Oklahoma native and Oklahoma State alum, has spent the majority of his career working in his home state.

Federal Bureau of Investigation searches for NC 3-year-old
Mariah Woods of Jacksonville, North Carolina, was last seen on the night of November 26 when her mother was putting her to sleep. Kristy Woods, Mariah's mother, is pleading for her daughter to be returned safely.

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' joke as ceremony honouring Native American veterans
This morning, Begaye appeared on cable news to discuss Trump's comments and how they were racially offensive. In closing, the Caucasian said that accusing Trump of intentionally offending the Navajos was absurd.

Rockin' around the Christmas tree stand
To be honest, the whole thing is pretty practical, just think of all the extra floor space you will have for prezzies underneath. Teal also said tree owners should place their tree's trunk in water as soon as they can and check the level of water regularly.

HTC U11 Users Will Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Starting Today
For that matter, Versi added that support for Oreo would also be coming to the HTC 10 and the HTC U Ultra " soon ". If you had a chance to try out the V30 Oreo beta, do let us know about the experience in comments.

Family Attempting to Reconvert Hadiya to Hinduism, Alleges Husband Shafin Jahan
Hadiya, whose original name was Akhila Ashokan, had married Jahan after she met him on an Islamic matrimonial site. Saturday, before departing from Kochi , Hadiya had said that she wanted to go back and stay with her husband.

Conyers Steps Down From Top Judiciary Committee Role Amid Ethics Probe
MI congressman John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers, who has served in Congress since the 1960s, has been embattled since a BuzzFeed report this week.

Mourinho: Brighton Deserved More Than Draw Vs Man United
It was a very hard game against a brilliant opponent defending well but with a very risky counter attack. I can not complain about the dedication or the motivation.

Army jawan found dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian
The body of the Lieutenant rank officer was found with bullet wounds in Hermain area of the district, they said. Following the incident, the police have launched an investigation to track down the culprits.