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Heh, if only mom had put the amount of effort into teaching the kid cheating was bad as she did in her legal note...

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this is stupid lol, epic will never win and i hope they dont. what kind of shitty country even allows this to happen? 

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The real crime here is mom letting kid play "Fortnite" when she should have bought him something good like Squad, Insurgency or CS:GO. I feel traumatized just seeing it the Epic Laucher...

 

Also where does the biological father fit into this equation? Lol...

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Epic can't sue under age kid anyway, is forced to drop case on that alone.  Epic should go after the web sites that spread and sale the cheat codes....to the kids.

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5 hours ago, XRobinson said:

Epic can't sue under age kid anyway, is forced to drop case on that alone.  Epic should go after the web sites that spread and sale the cheat codes....to the kids.

They do... It was in pink letters in the article... (it's a link to a more in-depth article)

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Epic, which has banned cheaters only to see them develop more robust workarounds, has responded by suing both distributors of the software and, now it seems, at least one user of it. 

But going after distributors is like trying to swat flies to death in an Australian summer... as soon as you take one down another few take its place. Putting the fear of legal repercussions into cheaters can reduce the demand for cheats and thus also help to curtail the number of distributors. 

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43 minutes ago, Psyrus said:

They do... It was in pink letters in the article... (it's a link to a more in-depth article)

But going after distributors is like trying to swat flies to death in an Australian summer... as soon as you take one down another few take its place. Putting the fear of legal repercussions into cheaters can reduce the demand for cheats and thus also help to curtail the number of distributors. 

^man's got a point.

 

This isn't about the money, it's about principle. The fact she defended her son only solidifies Epic's need to pursue this. Had they dropped everything this might have been solved quietly and inexpensively. But she challenged a corporation that has an obligation to it's paying customers to make an example of this kid. Regardless of age if he didn't read the EULA but agreed anyways, it should immediately become his parent's fault for allowing him to play a game unsuitable for his age.

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13 hours ago, NotBrad said:

^man's got a point.

 

This isn't about the money, it's about principle. The fact she defended her son only solidifies Epic's need to pursue this. Had they dropped everything this might have been solved quietly and inexpensively. But she challenged a corporation that has an obligation to it's paying customers to make an example of this kid. Regardless of age if he didn't read the EULA but agreed anyways, it should immediately become his parent's fault for allowing him to play a game unsuitable for his age.

Well, this game got PEGI 12 and rated T so he's in legal age (he's 14) to play this game, either way, here's the quote from the article, "Not only that, but the mother makes a convincing argument that it would be difficult for Epic to prove in court that her underage son was bound by its end user licensing agreement (EULA) given that Fortnite is a free-to-play game and its EULA did not contain an option for underage users to obtain parental consent, which she says she never gave"

 

But he did break the rules about using cheats in-game. On moral grounds, Epic should win but on legal ground, they should drop it and give this kid a hardware ban.

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8 hours ago, Dennisz125 said:

Well, this game got PEGI 12 and rated T so he's in legal age (he's 14) to play this game, either way, here's the quote from the article, "Not only that, but the mother makes a convincing argument that it would be difficult for Epic to prove in court that her underage son was bound by its end user licensing agreement (EULA) given that Fortnite is a free-to-play game and its EULA did not contain an option for underage users to obtain parental consent, which she says she never gave"

 

But he did break the rules about using cheats in-game. On moral grounds, Epic should win but on legal ground, they should drop it and give this kid a hardware ban.

I mean I suppose that would be the thing to do in normal life, but the whole point of this is to prove a point to everyone. If they don't go public or avoid making a big fuss that actually invites others to challenge them and try their luck. But if they make an example of him and begin pursuing others who do the same, it would become an actual danger to some people to try it. 

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