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A mother has written a letter in defense of her 14-year-old son who is facing a lawsuit over game cheats in the US. Caleb Rogers is one of two people facing legal from gaming studio Epic Games for using cheat software to play the free game Fortnite. The studio says it has taken the step because the boy declined to remove a YouTube he published which promoted how to use the software… “This company is in the process of attempting to sue a 14-year-old child,” she wrote in the letter which has been shared online by the news site Torrentfreak.

Ms. Rogers added that she had not given her son parental consent to play the game as stated in its terms and conditions, and that as the game was free to play the studio could not claim loss of profit as a result of the cheats… In a statement given to the website Kotaku, Epic Games said the lawsuit was a result of Mr. Rogers “filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits… Epic is not OK with ongoing or copyright infringement from anyone at any age,” it said.
Cory Doctorow counters that the 14-year-old “correctly asserted that there was no copyright infringement here. Videos that capture small snippets of a videogame do not violate that game creator’s copyrights, because they are fair use…”


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