Fortnite cheater's mom responds to Epic lawsuit

Fortnite cheater's mom responds to Epic lawsuit

Fortnite cheater's mom responds to Epic lawsuit

Her first point is that Fortnite's terms require parental consent for minors, which she says was never given.

The mother also reasons that Epic shouldn't be attacking cheaters themselves but rather the providers of cheats. This appears to be the lawsuit Rogers then made a video speaking about, where he admits to the cheating and states where he got the software to cheat, emphasizing it is free for anyone to download. Needless to say, the mother of the 14-year-old involved is far from impressed and has hit back at Epic Games.

In a letter about the lawsuit filed with the North Carolina U.S. District Court, she took issue with several of Epic's claims. Caleb's mom was not having any of that, and in a law-savvy turn of events, she filed a counterclaim in court defending her son against the Fortnite creators.

Remember last month when we reported that Epic Games is suing Fortnite Battle Royale cheaters?

This is probably not how Epic Games expected things to go.

"Epic is not okay with ongoing cheating or copyright infringement from anyone at any age", the company stated. The ensuing debate has been fierce, with some praising Epic and others decrying the legal measures as excessive and heartless, suggesting this case could become a touchstone for how game developers of highly competitive online titles handle cheaters and licensing agreement violations in the future.

Online multiplayer games on different systems are plagued by people who use cheat codes or take advantage of flaws in the game's inner workings to gain an edge on other players who play fairly.

Today, the mother of one of the defendants revealed that her son was fourteen years old and Epic Games broke DE law by revealing his name. Is Epic overreacting? Should the company just ban the 14-year old from playing, or should they continue the lawsuit just to make sure others don't follow suit? Remarkably, even in 2017, the extent to which a company will use legal means to crackdown on this behavior is still being worked out on a case-by-case basis, with Fortnite just the latest and most visible example. It is now suing a 14-year-old while being accused of illegal behavior with regards to sharing a minor's details. Every time Epic took action, he simply created new accounts under false names and continued to play and cheat at Fortnite.

Epic is claiming that they allegedly acted as support personnel for the site and using aimbot software "They also helped to stream snipe popular Twitch broadcasters".

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