In an interesting development to the news story from back in October on Epic Games suing two aimbot cheaters, a letter has been written to the court penned by one of the defendant's mother claiming that the suit should be dropped.
The letter as obtained and reported on by TorrentFreak primarily notes that Lauren Rogers believes that Epic Games should be targeting the outlet that sold the cheats rather than her son Caleb, who should not be allowed to stand trial as he is a minor of only 14 years old and that it is, in fact, the fault of Epic for not being able to police hackers from disrupting their game.
'It is my belief that due to their lack of ability to curve cheat codes and others from modifying their game they are using a 14 year old child as a scapegoat to make an example of him.'
Furthermore, the letter goes on to state that it is of her opinion that the case should be thrown out because the EULA agreements that Caleb signed in order to play the game that would allow Epic to take legal action cannot stand as there was no form of verification during the process that he had indeed read and was unable to legally agree to the terms, in addition to the fact of it being a 'free' game meaning that the terms as they were laid out could not stand.
Rogers also states that her son Caleb, who was reportedly banned 14 times for various offences including the practice of stream sniping, should not have had his information released by Epic, due to laws related to publicly releasing information on minors.
In a statement given to Kotaku, Epic has responded: 'This particular lawsuit arose as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits. Under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim.'
'Epic is not okay with ongoing cheating or copyright infringement from anyone at any age. As stated previously, we take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.'