The GTA Online Modder Also Has to Pay Over $66,000 in Attorney’s Fees
A GTA Online modder who created a cheating software known as “Elusive”, which could allow players to troll or grief others in the online mode such as making the user of the software become invisible, was ordered on Monday by a New York district judge to pay approximately $150,000 in statutory damages to Take-Two Interactive.
The modder, whose real name is Jhonny Perez, was sued for copyright infringement by Take-Two Interactive last August due to creating & distributing the Elusive software and, according to TorrentFreak, Elusive had been sold online for prices ranging from $10 to $30.
According to the court order documents, Perez “failed to answer or otherwise defend against” Take-Two’s lawsuit and he was issued a Certificate of Default last November. Due to Perez not defending himself against this lawsuit, he “has admitted the truth of the allegations in Take-Two’s Complaint.”
Perez was also ordered by the judge to pay approximately $66,868.95 in attorney’s fees.
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