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Bungie sues Destiny YouTuber for sowing chaos with fake copyright strikes

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Bungie has sued a Destiny player who allegedly filed dozens of fake copyright strikes in its name. The lawsuit, covered by TheGamePost, says California YouTube creator Nick Minor turned a single Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice into 96 fraudulent claims against other YouTubers.

The complaint claims Bungie “brand protection” contractor CSC Global sent Minor a legitimate copyright notice in December 2021, asking him to remove music from the soundtrack of Destiny expansion The Taken King.

Minor allegedly responded by creating a Gmail account that mimicked the CSC one and then filing similar requests with a bevy of other YouTube accounts — even hitting an official Bungie account.

He identified himself as a CSC representative and demanded the accounts remove videos or face YouTube copyright strikes. Meanwhile, under his YouTube alias Lord Nazo, Minor apparently ran what Bungie calls a “disinformation” campaign against the studio.

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