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Bungie takes legal action against ‘Destiny 2’ YouTuber who provided nearly 100 phony DMCA claims

In December of in 2015, a YouTuber by the name of Lord Nazo got copyright takedown notifications from CSC Global– the brand name defense supplier contracted by video game developer Bungie– for publishing tracks from their video game Destiny 2’s initial soundtrack. While some material developers may eliminate the angering product or appeal the copyright notification, Nazo, whose genuine name is Nicholas Minor, apparently made the unfortunate choice to impersonate CSC Global and concern lots of phony DMCA notifications to his fellow developers. As very first found by The Game Post, Bungie is now suing him for a massive $7.6 million.

” Ninety-six times, Minor sent out DMCA takedown notifications supposedly on behalf of Bungie, determining himself as Bungie’s ‘Brand Protection’ supplier in order to have YouTube advise innocent developers to erase their Destiny 2 videos or face copyright strikes,” the claim claims, “interfering with Bungie’s neighborhood of gamers, banners, and fans. And all the while, ‘Lord Nazo’ was participating in the neighborhood conversation of ‘Bungie’s’ takedowns.” Bungie is looking for “damages and injunctive relief” that consist of $150,000 for each deceptive copyright claim: an overall charge of $7,650,000, not consisting of lawyer’s charges.

The video game designer is likewise implicating Minor of utilizing among his phony e-mail aliases to send out bothering e-mails to the real CSC Global with the subject lines such as “You’re in for it now” and “Better begin running. The clock is ticking.” Minor likewise supposedly authored a “manifesto” that he sent out to other members of the Destiny 2 neighborhood– once again, under an e-mail alias– in which he “took credit” for a few of his activities. The receivers quickly forwarded the e-mail to Bungie.

As detailed in the claim, Minor appears to have actually done the bare minimum to cover his tracks: the very first batch of phony DMCA notifications utilized the very same property IP address he utilized to log-in to both his Destiny and Destiny 2 accounts, the latter of which shared the very same Lord Nazo username as his YouTube, Twitter and Reddit accounts. He just changed to a VPN on March 27 th– following media protection of the phony DMCA notifications. Minor apparently continued to log-in to his Destiny account under his initial IP address up until May.

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