Bungie has taken legal action against a website that trades in PC multiplayer game cheats.
This is not the first time Bungie has taken on cheaters; the problem of multiplayer game modification software affects all gamers and has been used to ruin the experience in many online titles. This time the studio has launched legal action against AimJunkies, a website offering online game modification software.
The defendants have managed to avoid most of Bungie’s claims for copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract and unjust enrichment…
As reported by Eurogamer, the defendants have managed to avoid most of the company’s claims for copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract and unjust enrichment. AimJunkies has responded to the allegations by claiming that the software used in the scams was entirely theirs and that they did not copy the company’s code.
“Bungie has not pleaded any facts explaining how the cheat software constitutes an unauthorised copy of any of the copyrighted works identified in the complaint,” ruled US District Court Judge Thomas Zilly, who reminded the studio that the complaint must contain more than “a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of action.”
Despite the blow to Bungie, AimJunkies could still be liable for trademark infringement after advertising products such as “Destiny 2 Hacks,” and Zilly said they could pursue that in court. The scam has spread to popular multiplayer titles such as the Call of Duty series, and Activision has also sued the hacking sites.