Court dismissed part of Bungie's charges against cheat website - they did not violate copyrights

Court dismissed part of Bungie's charges against cheat website - they did not violate copyrights

In June 2021, Bungie sued cheat manufacturer Phoenix Digital Group and the AimJunkies website distributing them.
Among the accusations were copyright infringement, trademark infringement and several other items.
According to representatives of AimJunkies, after the lawsuit, they removed cheats for Destiny 2 from their website and were ready to negotiate.
But the situation heated up when Bungie quietly applied to the court for an absentee ruling - this would have allowed the studio to continue the case without the defendant.
But AimJunkies found out about it.As a result, the authors of the dishonest game software declared that their work is their own product, which does not use Bungie's code.
Cheating is not forbidden by law, AimJunkies assures, and the remaining claims should also be dismissed because of Bungie's original licensing agreement itself.
After examining the arguments of both parties, Judge Thomas Zilly concluded that the charges of copyright infringement should be dismissed, because Bungie could not provide solid evidence that the defendant used the code studio.
The judge also noted: the authors of Halo and Destiny have not properly explained how the cheats can be considered an unauthorized copy of any of the copyrighted works.Nevertheless, the case is not over.
The court agreed with the claims of Bungie regarding illegal use of trademarks - the studio has given enough arguments to continue to investigate the issue.With the producers of cheats not only Bungie fights.
Other representatives of the industry, including Take-Two and Blizzard, also turned to the Themis.
The first one won the court against the seller of cheats for GTA Online, and the second - against the authors of the banned software for a whole list of their games.

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