Bungie is currently suing a YouTuber for impersonating a company to submit a takedown request for a pirated video with a lot of community content.
While Bungie has worked on a lot of IP over the past few decades, almost all of the company’s recent efforts have involved the Destiny brand, especially the game’s community that is so important. Then things took a turn for the worse when the developer suddenly started issuing takedown requests for the pirated video to some of their most enthusiastic community members.
Bungie resolved the matter within a few days of clarifying the matter, announcing that the company had nothing to do with the matter and that another rogue was sabotaging the company. That rogue element was then brought to light, it turned out that the requests to take the video down came from Nicholas Minor, owner of the Lord Nazo YouTube channel, who is currently being sued for actions against the content creators. other Destiny content.
After Bungie clarified why there was a flood of requests to take down the pirated video, they explained that their intellectual property protection service CSC Global had nothing to do with this, so no It took too long to identify the real culprit. According to Bungie’s new lawsuit, Nicholas Minor acted in retaliation for a copyright takedown request he received for uploading certain music in Destiny. After Minor’s upload was deleted, he created a series of fake email accounts similar to those of CSC Global representatives and began sending takedown requests to other YouTubers, such as Aztecross and MyNameIsByf.
This is a follow-up to Bungie’s recent filing of lawsuits against YouTube accounts that the company suspects are behind a wave of requests to take down pirated videos. However, Minor has now been identified as the initiator of the event, which Bungie describes as doing “almost incalculable damage” to the game’s image of an open and accessible community. The company is currently suing Minor, specifically seeking $7.6 million for the 96 DMCA takedown requests he made on behalf of Bungie.
Bungie often jokes around with the Destiny community, and many individual developers also often interact with members playing their games on a weekly basis. While the lawsuit appears to be a stark contrast to Bungie’s normal behavior, it appears that the company is retaliation mainly because Minor has tarnished the company’s image of friendliness.
Of course, Bungie’s efforts to communicate with the community are not always pleasant and effective. The recent Destiny 2 Twilight Garrison incident has resulted in members of the Destiny community harassing a specific developer due to some of his Twitter posts. The developer in question later closed his Twitter account after discussing game balance changes for months before the crash, causing a lot of tension between Bungie and their fans.
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