Sues prolific stream cheater over harassment of employees.
This past week Bungie filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of Washington against Luca Leone, alleging copyright infringement, fraud, and violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, among other charges. According to the court docket, Bungie alleges that Leone streams Destiny 2 under the handle miffysworld and @inkcel while showcasing cheats for the game. Leone has allegedly created at least thirteen separate accounts to evade repeated bans by Bungie over time.
Leone’s use of cheat software also – as alleged in detail below – violates a raft of Federal and state statutes and the express terms of the Limited Software License Agreement (“LSLA”) by which Bungie makes Destiny 2 available to players. And when he repeatedly created new Bungie accounts to play the game after being banned, claiming with each new account creation that he agreed to terms of the LSLA but never intending to abide by those terms, Leone committed serial fraud.
To make matters even worse, the lawsuit goes on to allege that Luca Leone has made threats to burn down the Bungie building, as well as declaring that specific employees were “not safe” with Leone intending on moving into their neighborhood to harass them directly.
The full list of charges includes breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, copyright infringement, circumvention of technological measures in violation of 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a), and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, RCW 19.86.020. Bungie is requesting unspecified damages as well as attorneys fees and an injunction preventing Leone from interacting with Bungie’s products and its employees.