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GTA Online Cheater Owes Take-Two $150,000 in Damages

Author: George Ash
08-Feb-2019

Category: News

Cheating didn’t pay off for one Florida man. Johnny Perez created and sold a program used to give players in-game currency in Grand Theft Auto Online. A court ordered he pay the maximum amount in damages for his crime.

GTA Online Cheater Owes Take-Two $150,000 in Damages

A Florida man must pay a large sum to Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive after developing and selling a program used to create in-game money in Grand Theft Auto Online.

The man, Jhonny Perez, allegedly sold the program online for between $10 to $30, but now must pay Take-Two $150,000 in legal damages and more than $65,000 in attorney’s fees.

Perez did not attend his day in court and had reportedly been responding to Take-Two’s communications with silence.

The specific cheat Perez developed is called Elusive, and Take-Two said it leads to a loss of up to $500,000 for the company. The court’s findings, however, stated the harms the program caused are unable to be quantified and “Take-Two has no way of knowing how much revenue it has lost and will continue to lose as a result of Mr. Perez’s Infringing Program.”

The court also ordered Perez not to create any more derivative works based upon Take-Two’s video games or any computer programs that alter the company’s games.

This wasn't the first time a cheater has been taken to court for their actions. Epic Games has sued multiple people, including a 14-year-old boy in 2017 who allegedly posted a guide for Fortnite cheaters on Youtube and contested Epic’s DMCA takedown notice.



Source:
https://torrentfreak.com/gta-v-cheat-maker-has-to-pay-150000-in-copyright-damages/
https://torrentfreak.com/images/gtaperezdefault.pdf
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