Florida man Jhonny Perez, creator of Grand Theft Auto Online cheat program Elusive, has been found guilty by default by a New York District Court for copyright infringement and has been penalized with both fine and legal costs.
As Torrent Freak report, Elusive was a cheat program that allowed it Grand Theft Auto Online players bypassing the game's rules and finances, even letting them generate unlimited currency.
Take-Two, publishers of the game, contacted Perez last year and ordered him to stop selling (users had to buy Elusive) and distribution of the software. He followed this request, but further steps to contact him were met with silence, including a first attempt to discover how much money Perez had made to sell cheats, and whether an out-of-court solution could be reached.
Because of this, the publisher continued with a lawsuit and when Perez failed to defend himself before the court found in the Take-Two service by default, said "Take-Two has been irreparably damaged by Mr. Perez & # 39; s abusive behavior "and that" the offending program damages Take-Twos reputation to maintain its gaming environment and discourages users from future purchases and gameplay. "
Take-Two has been awarded $ 150,000 in compensation, with Perez also ordered to pay $ 70,000 in legal fees.
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