The judge has concluded this way Destiny 2 scam sellers AimJunkies have to pay Bungie more than $4.3 million in damages.
In June 2021, Bungie filed a complaint suing AimJunkies and its parent company, Phoenix Digital, for copyright infringement.
In April 2022, Seattle federal court rejected the claims in partwhich states that Bungie had not adequately explained how the cheat software constituted an unauthorized copy of its work.
However, the judge referred some other non-copyright claims to arbitration, specifically claims that the software violated the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision.
Bungie claimed that third-party developer James May, who created the software for AimJunkies, bypassed Bungie’s technical safeguards to make cheat software, and continued to do so after being caught and banned from the game multiple times by Bungie.
It claimed that although May did not work for AimJunkies, its parent company Phoenix Digital was liable because reverse engineering was carried out to make the cheating software.
As reported TorrentFreakan arbitrator has agreed, awarding a total of $4,296,222 to Bungie, who has now taken the decision to federal court and asked it to grant an associated injunction barring AimJunkies from engaging in any similar activity.
The decision also helps Bungie AimJunkies’ separate counterclaim last September, which alleged that Bungie had also violated the DMCA by bypassing the security measures of AimJunkies’ own cheat software.
Bungie now claims that since the outcome of the arbitration has found AimJunkies’ software to be illegal, that claim should be dismissed.
This has been one of many lawsuits Bungie has been involved in as it continues to protect itself from bad actors.
In June 2022 another cheat, Elite Boss Tech, agreed to pay Bungie $13.5 million statutory damages and is now prohibited from creating, distributing or making available any future software that infringes Bungie’s rights.
In the same month, it also announced that it was seeking over $7,650,000 in damages from YouTuber Destiny. which allegedly posed as a company to issue a series of bogus DMCA strikes against other content creators.