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US Court Orders Call of Duty Cheat Maker to Pay Activision Over $14 Million in Damages and Hand Over Domain Name

A video game cheat developer has been mandated to give Activision its domain name and pay over $14 million in damages for selling cheats to the masses including a few high-profile names in the Call of Duty community.

In addition to receiving $292,912 in legal expenses and $14,465,600 in statutory damages, Activision was also granted a permanent injunction by the United States District Court of the Central District of California to stop EngineOwning’s “unlawful conduct” and to take control of its domain.

Besides COD, sells cheats for several Call of Duty games as well as Counter-Strike, Battlefield, and Titanfall. While developers of the games as mentioned earlier are yet to join in on the lawsuit, suffice it to say they can pull a similar verdict based on what happened with Activision.

EngineOwning vs Activision

Ironically, due to International laws, the verdict from a lawsuit in the US is restricted to their borders, so the website continues to operate and sell cheats outside the region. Inexpensive yet effective cheats remain accessible to all players outside of the USA at the time of writing.

COD never managed to get rid of cheaters completely but this lawsuit might be a massive victory in their ongoing war against cheat makers.

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