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Bungie sues YouTuber for $7.6 million for submitting nearly 100 fake DMCA claims

Bungie sues YouTuber for $7.6 million for submitting nearly 100 fake DMCA claims

Bungie, software developer fate franchise, feet lawsuit Against YouTuber Lord Nazo, after he allegedly created fake accounts and issued 96 DMCA takedown notices to popular YouTube channels on behalf of Bungie.

Lord Nazo, real name Nicholas Minor, appears to have sought revenge on the development studio after CSC Global, which works alongside Bungie as brand protector, issued a number of takedown notices to him for his upload. fate audio clips to his channel. The videos were uploaded in December 2021, and were removed by YouTube a month later.

on it websiteBungie has identified what it believes is a fair use of its intellectual property as fate. It claims to “strongly support” fan-generated content, and will allow videos that largely consist of fate Play as long as “At least 20% of the content within the video was generated by the player.” However, it is discouraged to re-upload short scenes or promotional materials without adding commentary or animation.

As I mentioned Post gameMinor allegedly created two fake Gmail accounts under the pseudonyms Jeremy Welland and Damien Reynolds, posing as CSC employees. Then use the accounts to issue DMCA warnings against popularity fate YouTubers like My Name Is Byf and Promethean, also against Bungie’s own YouTube channel.

He also reportedly used the accounts to send threatening emails to CSC containing phrases such as: “You’re ready now” and “Better startup. The clock is ticking.” Bungie was quick to respond and released Tweet He explains, “We are aware of a series of YouTube copyright takedowns and are actively investigating. This includes content on our Bungie channels. These actions are not being taken at the request of Bungie or our partners. Please prepare for future updates.”

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Google, which owns YouTube, helped Bungie find the culprit by handing over the IP address of the person who was making the fraudulent claims. This is how the company was able to identify Minor as the suspect.

According to the lawsuit, Bungie “is entitled to damages and injunctive relief, including $150,000 in enhanced statutory damages for each of the actions involved in a fraudulent takedown notice that intentionally infringed Bungie’s registered copyright, totaling $7,650,000 American”.

bungee recently Settlement of a lawsuit with Elite Boss Tech to create several fate areas of fraud. The developer received $13.5 million for copyright infringement.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.