Bungie Files Lawsuit Against ‘Destiny 2’ Player Over Death Threats
Bungie filed a lawsuit against Destiny 2 players for cheating, evading bans, and making threats against Bungie employees, GamesRadar+ reports.
The lawsuit was filed on 15 July. It alleges that Luca Leone tweeted that he wanted Bungie’s office to be “burned down.” He also claimed that some employees were “not secure” and that he intended to move into their neighborhood. In addition, it states that Luca Leone allegedly created 13 accounts to play Destiny2 to avoid the cheating bans.
Leone posted a picture of Dylan Gafner, Bungie community manager, to Twitter in May. This was one of the alleged threats. Leone replied to the tweet with a series of replies. He said that he “just [realized] that I’ll] be moving 30 minutes from Dylan Gafner” and that he was “not safe.” Leone confirmed later that he had moved from Washington to Washington and said in a Twitter conversation that he would be willing to set fire to a discounted “if it was [Bungie Headquarters].”
Bungie also claims that Leone violated Bungie’s Destiny 2 copyright as an audiovisual work every time he used cheat technology to create a [unauthorized] copy of Destiny 2″. The company is entitled to $150,000 in statutory damages for each copyrighted piece infringed.
Bungie requested that Leone be temporarily and permanently prohibited from harassing, stalking or engaging in any other unwanted or unsolicited contact between Bungie, its employees or Destiny2 players” and asked for “an award to Bungie to restitution, damages and including but not limited to, compensatory and statutory punitive damages and all other damages allowed by law.”
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