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Judge orders $150,000 in damages in GTA Online cheating case

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GTA Online cheat tool maker ordered to pay $150,000

Judge orders $150,000 in damages in GTA Online cheating case

Elusive mod menu let online players generate infinite amounts of in-game cash.

A federal court has filed a default judgement against Jhonny Perez, the maker of Grand Theft Auto Online cheat program Elusive, in a copyright infringement suit. Southern District of New York Judge Kevin Castel has ordered Perez to pay the statutory maximum of $150,000, plus attorney's fees, after Perez declined to answer the charges in court.

Take-Two says it has no way of knowing exactly how much revenue has been lost due to the use of Elusive, but it estimated damages of at least $500,000 in the suit.

Elusive was sold for anywhere from $10 to $30 for months before being forced offline last February after what Perez called "discussions with Take-Two Interactive." At the time, Perez said he would be "donating our ...

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