Bungie has scored another legal victory against a Destiny 2 cheat-seller, this time with a court ordering the defendant to pay $12m USD in damages.
Bungie filed a lawsuit against Romanian cheat-seller Mihai Claudiu-Florentin — who claimed he was behind the Destiny 2 cheating software VeteranCheats — last year alleging copyright infringement, a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Thanks TheGamePost) Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA), and intentional interference with contractual relations.
Bungie was seeking $11,696,000 in damages, a figure that would be based on $2,000 from each sale of Veteran Cheats for a total of 5,848 downloads. The Washington Western District Court has now granted Bungie’s request, finding that the studio has sufficiently proved its claims of copyright infringement and breach of contract, but not CPA infringement.
As such, Claudiu-Florentin has been ordered to pay the full amount owed to Bungie – up to a total of $12,059,912.98, in addition to attorney fees – and has been issued with a permanent injunction, which prohibits him from engaging in further copyright infringing activities. Is.
This latest win follows two similar wins by Bungie, including a $4.4 million win against cheat vendor mJunkies this February and a $13.5 million win against cheat company Elite Boss Tech last year. The studio has filed another lawsuit, this time against LeviCheats, seeking $6.7m.