Ubisoft have quite a few things going on at the moment, what with the studio delaying Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters, and now the company filed a lawsuit against a prominent Rainbow Six Siege cheat maker.
The lawsuit was filed in the Central District of California court and is aimed against MizuSoft, previously known as CheapBoost, a company that describes itself as a "leading cheat provider" that creates "easy to use and undetected cheating software".
In truth, the company employs a Dutch teenager, his mother and several other users who are mostly known by their internet handles. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants "have sought to unlawfully and unfairly enrich themselves by creating, selling, distributing, maintaining, servicing, supporting, and updating malicious software products" aimed at Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft stressed that they take great care to deliver quality entertainment products, with their games being among the most popular gaming IPs around, and that the defendants' actions continue to cause massive and irreparable harm to the company.
"Defendants are well aware of the harm that the Cheating Software causes to Ubisoft. In fact, Defendant J.V.L.1 recently bragged to the media that his Cheating Software ruins R6S for other players", the lawsuit reads, quoting him as saying that he'd have a hard time in court if Ubisoft came knocking.
That, however, didn't stop him from appearing in a BBC video and discussing creating cheats, which means he's getting both the financial gain and promotion by creating software that violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
According to the lawsuit, Ubisoft argues they're entitled to monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable rlief as well as punitive damages against the defendants.