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User Info: -5xad0w-

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2 months ago#1
http://www.pcgamer.com/epic-sues-two-fortnite-cheaters/

Obviously, these are two extreme cases as they have simply banned 'thousands' of other cheaters.
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captsplatter_1
2 months ago#2
Before even reading it, sueing usually happens from people selling cheats to others. If just cheating for yourself, worst you get is a perma ban. After reading it I was right about the suing for selling of cheats.
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Hi C
2 months ago#3
captsplatter_1 posted...
Before even reading it, sueing usually happens from people selling cheats to others. If just cheating for yourself, worst you get is a perma ban. After reading it I was right about the suing for selling of cheats.


After Blizzard sued that bot maker and most of the money had been made from cheaters they suddenly stopped banning.

These companies only care about cheaters and "a fair and level playing field" when it's profitable to do so.
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anonymous46773
2 months ago#4
Good. Hope they win. Cheaters suck.
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MaDHat
2 months ago#5
100% for this and I hope they win and set a precedent.

User Info: loader963

loader963
2 months ago#6
MaDHat posted...
100% for this and I hope they win and set a precedent.


Yep.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
2 months ago#7
MaDHat posted...
100% for this and I hope they win and set a precedent.

The precedent has already been set and it's not in their favor, at least not if the only thing they're pushing for is what's mentioned in the article where, to paraphrase, "injecting code into our game is creating unauthorized derivative works and therefore infringement of our IP." Nintendo tried this argument in the 90s to shut down Galoob's Game Genie and lost hard over and over.

There's potentially ways that they can get them, but it's not going to be through the means mentioned in the article.
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Hi C
2 months ago#8
PhilOnDez posted...
MaDHat posted...
100% for this and I hope they win and set a precedent.

The precedent has already been set and it's not in their favor, at least not if the only thing they're pushing for is what's mentioned in the article where, to paraphrase, "injecting code into our game is creating unauthorized derivative works and therefore infringement of our IP." Nintendo tried this argument in the 90s to shut down Galoob's Game Genie and lost hard over and over.


Not entirely the same thing.
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PhilOnDez
2 months ago#9
It's pretty much exactly the same thing. I'm not saying that they can't sue, or even that they shouldn't. They just need to pursue it through other means because there's already a precedent that's not in their favor and honestly I wouldn't want them to win on those grounds anyway because then there'd be grounds to go after anyone who creates mods/cheats for any other game, even single player games.
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dennis941012
2 months ago#10
PhilOnDez posted...
MaDHat posted...
100% for this and I hope they win and set a precedent.

The precedent has already been set and it's not in their favor, at least not if the only thing they're pushing for is what's mentioned in the article where, to paraphrase, "injecting code into our game is creating unauthorized derivative works and therefore infringement of our IP." Nintendo tried this argument in the 90s to shut down Galoob's Game Genie and lost hard over and over.

There's potentially ways that they can get them, but it's not going to be through the means mentioned in the article.


wrong blizzard sued and won their case
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