Epic Games has filed lawsuits against two Fortnite live streamers for sharing and producing videos of Fortnite related cheats and modification software.
Brandon “Golden Modz” Lucas and Colton “Excentric” Colter are being sued by Epic Games for violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breach of contract, and “tortious interference.”
Imagine getting sued for making a youtube video lmao what
— Golden Modz (@Golden_Modz) October 14, 2018
The suit, shared by Engadget, requests that both content creators’ earnings be “disgorged” along with paying standard court fees and damage costs. The earnings were made through selling cheat tools and modification software, which should allow Epic Games to take some of the profit.
Lucas has over 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, and defends himself with the argument that other YouTubers were participating in the same activities, so he had no idea that his content was troublesome.
If Epic Games win the court case, which is highly likely, then it will send a strong message to other modders and cheaters all around the world.