Activision slams COD cheaters for racketeering

Activision has gone to war with the maker of the popular Call of Duty cheat software, a German entity called EngineOwning (hereafter EO).video game publisher Filed a new document in ongoing litigation Against dozens of named individuals in California, one charge did come to the fore: racketeering. Activision accused the individuals involved in the EO of not only violating the software’s terms of use and wire fraud, but also violating the RICO: basically saying it amounted to a criminal conspiracy.

I’ve read quite a few of these lawsuits over the years, usually about violations of the in-game terms of service, or the unfair competition factor of cheating software. But under California law, Activision’s attorneys said, “Defendants violated the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) […] By conducting and participating in businesses that engage in extortionate activities. “