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Bungie slaps YouTube takedown impersonator with $7.6M lawsuit

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Back in March, a wave of bizarre copyright strikes(opens in new tab) rocked the Destiny 2 community. Not only did it affect some of the game's biggest content creators, but also videos on Bungie's own YouTube channel.

It turned out none of them had actually come from the developer but a "bad actor(opens in new tab)" impersonating two employees from the CSC, Bungie's IP protection agency of choice.

Now, that person has allegedly been identified and Bungie's suing them for a whopping $7.6 million. Ouch. Nicholas 'Lord Nazo' Minor is accused of fraudulently firing off 96 separate DMCA takedown notices throughout mid-March (thanks, TheGamePost(opens in new tab)).

According to the lawsuit(opens in new tab), Minor was issued legitimate copyright strikes in both December 2021 and March 2022 for uploading the OST for Destiny's The Taken King and The Witch Queen expansions.

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