Bungie''s past achievements have mostly centered on its Destiny franchise, but it was quite distressing when the developer suddenly appeared to have begun selling copyright notices to some of its most prominent community members.
Bungie solved the problem within a couple of days after it was revealed, revealing that it had nothing to do with it, and that there was a rogue element at play. Using the same rogue element, Nicholas Minor is now being sued by other Destiny content creators.
Nicholas Minor, Bungie''s new lawsuit, revealed that its IP protection company, CSC Global, was not aware of the incident, and that he established a series of fake email accounts that were essentially similar to those of CSC Global''s own representatives. Later, he began sending DMCAs to other YouTubers, such as Aztecross and MyNameIsByf.
Bungie''s recent filing of lawsuits against YouTube accounts that Bungie suspected were causing "nearly uncalculable damage" to its otherwise open and approachable community image. To this end, the company is now legally pledging after Minor for $7.6 million in damages for the 96 DMCA takedowns he had issued in Bungie''s name.
Bungie frequents joking with the Destiny community on a weekly basis and many individual developers contact their members. Despite Bungie''s unusual behavior, the lawsuit appears to be in in deep contrast with Minor''s behavior.
Bungie''s efforts in communicating with the community aren''t always pleasant and productive, according to some of his Twitter comments. After a point of discussing game balancing changes on the platform for months ahead of the incident, Bungie became an adversary.