In March of this year, a wave of strikes for copyright infringement swept across Destiny-related YouTube channels. Even the developers from Bungie got it. Almost immediately, the studio filed a lawsuit against “unidentified scammers”, and now it has become known whose handiwork it is.
As it turned out, a certain Nicholas Minor, known under the nickname Lord Nazo, was involved in everything. In December and March, he himself received a strike from Bungie for uploading the soundtrack from Destiny to his channel. The gamer decided to repay the developers with the same coin. To do this, he created two email accounts and sent false notifications of copyright infringement from them. In these emails, Nicholas posed as an employee of CSC, Bungie’s intellectual property protection agency.
Minor now faces a fine of $7.65 million — $150,000 for each strike.
Destiny 2 cheat makers, who have been suing Bungie for over a year, recently agreed to pay the company $13.5 million in damages. If the studio wins the current strike case as well, it will earn over $20 million almost out of the blue.