Epic Games sues minor for allegedly selling ‘Fortnite' cheats

Epic Games sues minor for allegedly selling ‘Fortnite' cheats

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A kid accused of openly cheating at “Fortnite” was just hit with a lawsuit in federal court.

Cary video game giant Epic Games has filed a lawsuit accusing an unidentified minor — referred to in the complaint by the initials C.B. — of infringing on its copyrights “by using, marketing, selling and trafficking in cheat software.”

C.B. could not be reached to comment on the case.

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Epic’s suit claims C.B.’s software “injects unauthorized computer code into Epic’s copyright protected Fortnite code to allow its users to cheat at Fortnite.” And it goes on to claim that C.B. posts YouTube channel videos of himself using the cheat code and openly brags about it — such as by posting updates to his followers such as this statement: “im cheating in fort again.”

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