Bungie is going after streamer Luca Leone (Twitch channel, miffysworld) for a number of infringements. The company was originally targeting Leone over cheating but the lawsuit has now escalated to fraud and harassment. Bungie says that Leone has now made thirteen separate Destiny accounts in his attempt to cheat in the game.
Cheating in Destiny 2 is a breach of the LSLA agreement which users agree to when launching the game for the first time. Bungie claims that Leone has repeatedly made threats to the company and its employees. He would openly tweet about his desire to “burn down” the Bungie offices and has even mentioned how certain employees were “not safe” as he intended to move to their neighbourhood.
Leone is reportedly an active member of an account hacking and selling forum called OGUsers. He has been accused of violating the company’s copyrights by selling Destiny 2 social media content and emblems.
Bungie is seeking quite a lot of money from the lawsuit. The company says that each copyright infringement would pay out $150,000. Alternatively, the company is seeking an award for damages in an amount to be decided at trial. In addition, Bungie also wants to keep the Destiny 2 community safe by permanently enjoining Leone from “harassing, stalking to otherwise engaging in unwanted to unsolicited contact with Bungie, its employees or Destiny 2 players.”
This is not the first lawsuit Bungie has quickly jumped to. In fact, the company has found itself constantly in court over something. Last month, they filed a lawsuit seeking over $7,650,000 in damages from a Destiny 2 YouTuber who impersonated the company in order to file DMCA strikes against other content creators. The company has also just settled a lawsuit against a cheat company which resulted in $13.5 million in damages.