"As we said earlier, we take cheating seriously and will use all possible means to have our games remain fun and fair and supported among gamers, the spirit of competition". "Under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim".
Epic said that the video is the big issue, as once the company had the video taken down via DMCA claim, the boy then filed a counterclaim.
First off, she points out that Fortnite requires parental consent in the event that minors want to play it, and she never granted this.
In addition to having their initiative backfire on them, Epic Games did not count on the mother blasting them with some serious legal arguments that they have yet to respond to.
The mother further argues that Epic Games is "using a 14-year-old child as a scapegoat", suing players instead of going after the websites behind the paid cheating software.
Caleb was also not guilty of driving away any revenue for the studio, according to her mom, since the title is free-to-play on PC and he didn't even make any in-game purchases.
The teenager was sued after using custom botting service Addictive Cheats to take out Twitch streamers in the highly competitive game. After this though, Epic went a bit further by suing two cheaters, one of whom is a minor who made a decision to speak out about it on YouTube, and this is where things start getting more interesting and more complicated.
Her son did not help create the cheat software, but simply downloaded it as a user, and that Epic "has no capability of proving any form of modification". Almost every piece of technology, including both hardware and software, carries with it some type of murky agreement regulating the behavior of consumers, whether it's to prevent them from modding a video game, jailbreaking a smartphone, or using a product in some way its creators never intended.
A slight issue that may trip him up is that he shows other people in a YouTube video how to find the code injection for the game for themselves, and that may be his undoing. Cheating may be something developers have a legitimate interest in stamping out, but doing so by using their formidable resources to crush a 14-year-old would appear to be a step too far. The letter ends with the mother stating that Epic violated the law in releasing her son's name.
In other words, the 14-year-old cheater contested Epic's DMCA takedown notice on YouTube, seemingly pushing the company to file a lawsuit to ensure others Fortnite players couldn't do the same.
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He added that "a set of rules enshrined in law" are needed with an "independent regulator to enforce those rules". YouTube has been accused of failing to safeguard these children despite repeated warnings.