Epic games in legal “lios” with a minor and his mother

Epic “uses a 14-year-old child as a foreign dog.”

Last October, Epic games claimed two Fortnite players for trampolines, literally in its free Battle Royale mode. The lawsuit alleges that “Vraspir” and “Broom” infringed the company’s copyright to use a program that made changes to the game code and violated the Terms of Service. Without a doubt, it appears that one of the defendants is a 14-year-old young man whose mother allegedly used her son as reconciling man in the battle for Epic against thugs and hackers in Fortnite.

The lawsuit highlighted the hiring of a bots service with the goal of losing matches to Twitch streamers. The player was associated with a website known as Addictive Cheats as well as the bot service with costs ranging between $ 5 and $ 15. This is according to Epic Games in violation of the user license agreement of Fortnite and against copyright law.

The minor’s mother addressed the court with a letter addressing these points, according to the Kotaku media:

  • The terms of Fortnite require the consent of the fathers in the case of minors and that they never give this consent.
  • The case is based on loss of profits, but claims that it is a free video game and that in order to demonstrate an epic loss, it would be necessary to present a statement confirming that Rogers’ fraud directly caused a loss of profits.
  • The mother claims that by creating individual players, instead of sites that sell / provide the necessary software to make a trap in an online game, “Epic uses a 14-year-old child as a posted person.”
  • Say that your son, as Epic says, did not help create the software to do the trick, which simply downloaded it as a user, and that Epic “does not have the ability to test any modification”.
  • Finally, the mother says that by publicly disclosing the name of her son in connection with the movement, Epic violated Delaware laws related to the disclosure of information about minors.

Epic’s response to the defendant’s mother’s letter was;

This lawsuit came in particular as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA notice for a YouTube video removal notice revealing and promoting cheats and exploits of the Battle Royale de Fornite. In these circumstances, the law requires that we file a lawsuit or withdraw the complaint.

Epic does not agree with the persistent infringement or copyright infringement by any person regardless of their age. As mentioned earlier, we take the tricks very seriously and look for all the options available to ensure that our games are fun, fair and competitive for the players.

See letter

Epic Games, Fortnite

We will follow up on the case and inform the judges of the decision.

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