US Court Blocks Makers Of GTA Online Cheating Program From Selling Them
A U.S. District Court on Thursday stepped in to help Take-Two Interactive, the makers of “Grand Theft Auto” series, to issue a preliminary injunction against a Georgia man for distributing cheating software for Grand Theft Auto 5.
Take-Two Interactive accused David Zipperer of copyright infringement and selling programs that let players manipulate the GTA Online game data for their own advantage. Whereas, David Zipperer in his part has countered that since his software is a separate program, it doesn’t count as copyright infringement.
The programs are called “Menyoo” and “Absolute”. Take-Two Interactive claims that users who wish to use these mods in GTA 5 Online, will have to pay the creator to do so. The company also claims that Zipperer was selling these programs from around 10$ to 40$, which led the company to lose $500,000.
Judge Louis Stanton said Take-Two Interactive claims are credible enough to grant a preliminary injunction against further distribution of the program. In other words, David Zipperer will no longer be able to sell cheating software.
Currently, it doesn’t seem that David Zipperer is required to pay the damages that Take-Two Interactive is reporting. Neither his legal representatives have issued an official statement yet.
Take-Two has planned to aggressively pursue legal actions against those who create cheating programs.