AimJunkies is now suing for damages and seeking to end all unauthorized computer access by Bungie.
Bungie’s crusade against cheaters has taken a bizarre turn as someone it’s suing has fought back with a counter-suit, accusing the Destiny 2 developer of hacking and DMCA violations.
Bungie has been tracking cheaters for quite some time now and has already prosecuted over 3 cheaters. He even received $13.5 million in damages. However, he was unable to replicate that in his battle against AimJunkies, who have now filed a countersuit in response.
As reported by TorrentFreak, Mr. May of AimJunkies alleged that Bungie had accessed files on their computer. The countersuit reads: “The LSLA in effect at all times does not grant Bungie, Inc. permission to surreptitiously access files on Mr. May’s personal computer and/or download information from these files without the direct knowledge and express authorization of Mr. Can”. The Limited Software License Agreement (LSLA) in question is from 2019. However, the new one allows Bungie to access computers for anti-cheat purposes.
Additionally, the countersuit also mentions how Bungie also willfully accessed information about employees of Phoenix Digital, the company that currently owns AimJunkies, with intent to defraud. In addition, Mr. May also mentioned that it was a violation of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision.
On top of that, there are also other allegations against Bungie. For example, AimJunkies alleges that a person named “Martin Zeniu” acquired Destiny 2 cheats. The person was allegedly an agent or employee of Bungie, who reverse-engineered the software that helped Bungie sue. action against him. The cheat seller mentions that it was a violation of Phoenix Digital’s Terms of Service. Therefore, AimJunkies is now suing for damages and seeking to end all unauthorized computer access by Bungie.
Bungie’s original lawsuit against AimJunkies was dismissed by the court, which dealt a blow to the Destiny 2 developer. However, it filed a revised lawsuit which Phoenix Digital wanted to dismiss, but the court decided to side with side of Bungie this time. Now the cheat maker is on the offensive and seems firm in its stance against Bungie’s allegations.
Bungie has mentioned that these lawsuits are “good for business,” but this one in particular will be interesting to see given the recent turn of events.
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