Bungie wins five-figure lawsuit against Destiny 2 cheat vendor

by Danny Craig  · 
Bungie wins five-figure lawsuit against Destiny 2 cheat vendor

Bungie has won another lawsuit against AimJunkies, a website that offered cheats to Destiny 2 players after its previous case was partially dismissed in 2022.

The details:

  • In 2021, Bungie filed a copyright infringement complaint against AimJunkies and its parent company Phoenix Digital. The case was partially dismissed in April 2022 as Bungie failed to explain how the site's software infringed on its copyright, but the cheat developer was still ordered to pay $4.4 million in damages the following year for violating the DMCA's anti-circumvention provision.

  • Bungie then chose to pursue another case based on the previously dismissed copyright infringement claim, which resulted in a Seattle jury siding with the studio. As reported by Game File's Stephen Totilo, AimJunkies must now pay $63,210 in damages, marking the first time in US history that a cheat vendor has been found liable for copyright infringement.

  • The judge also dismissed a counterclaim from third-party cheat developer James May (not to be confused with the former Top Gear presenter), who claimed that Bungie had illegally accessed his computer through hacking.

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