Grand Theft Auto Online Cheater Has to Pay Take-Two $150,000 USD
One of the main attractions that has helped to sell many units of Grand Theft Auto V is the multiplayer component, so a good part of the monetization of the game comes from the income generated by Grand Theft Auto Online. It is the desire to collect large sums of dollars in GTA which leads users to look for programs that can give them these resources for free. One of them is Elusive, and its creator has been sued by Take-Two.
A New York District Court favored Take-Two and, in addition to finding Johnny Perez guilty, penalized him with a fine for infringing copyrights in
Grand Theft Auto Online. According to a report, the Elusive program was a pay-as-you-go tool that allowed online multiplayer users to evade the game’s economic rules, letting them even produce unlimited amounts of currency within the title.
The Take-Two company was aware of Perez’s actions since last year, when they decided to contact him to discuss this matter. Thus, the distributor asked the defendant to stop promoting the use of this program and prevent them from downloading it. But later attempts to contact him were in vain, and that was when Take-Two proceeded legally.
The individual from Florida did not heed the appeals of the Court for his defense, reason why the latter ruled that he was guilty of what Take-Two imputed him. “Take-Two has been irreparably harmed by Mr. Perez’s infringing conduct,” the Court ruled. “The Infringing Program harms Take-Two’s reputation for maintaining its gaming environment, discouraging users from future purchases and gameplay,” the statement said.
Johnny Perez was fined a total of $150,000 USD, which he will have to pay to Take-Two, and for $70,000 USD, destined to legal fees.
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