‘GTA Online’ Cheat Creator Ordered to Pay $150,000 in Damages

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    A judge has ruled that Florida resident Jhonny Perez must pay $150,000 in damages and $66,869 in attorney fees to Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive for creating and sharing a paid cheating tool for GTA Online.

    Perez’s program, “Elusive,” allowed players to access cheats such as infinite money. The creator was ruled to have violated Take-Two’s copyright, as well as disrupting the gameplay balance for other players, affecting the in-game purchasing model, and impacting negatively on users’ gaming experience.

    According to Take-Two, the cheat program caused estimated damages of $500,000. “Elusive” was sold to gamers for between $10 and $30, depending on the version.
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