A mother wrote a letter in defense of his 14-year-old son who is facing a lawsuit over the video game cheats in the US.
Caleb Rogers is one of the two people in front of the judicial action of the video game studio Epic Games for the use of cheat software to play the free game Fortnite.
The studio says it has taken the step because the boy refused to remove a video from YouTube, it was published, which has led to the use of the software.
His mother says he is a scapegoat.
“This company is in the process of trying to prosecute a 14-year-old child,” she wrote in the letter that has been shared online.
Ms. Rogers added that she had not given his son the consent of the parents to play the game as stated in the terms and conditions, and that as the game is free to play as the studio could not claim loss of profit as a result of the cheating.
“It is my belief that, because of their lack of ability to curve the cheat codes and other change their game, they are using a 14-year-old child as a scapegoat to make an example out of him,” she said.
In a statement given to the website Kotaku, Epic Games, said the trial was a result of Mr. Rogers, “the filing of a DMCA counter-claim in a complaint notice on a video on YouTube that has exhibited and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits.”
“The epic is not OK with being cheating or a violation of the copyright of anyone, at any age,” he said.Cheating for fun
In a YouTube video made by the boy himself to discuss the lawsuit, he said that he was cheating “for fun” and that the cheat he used is freely available online. He has refused to make or sell itself.
He admitted that he had been banned from the game several times before.
The video has received a mixed reaction, with some comments of support, but many in saying that he was in the wrong.
Epic Games has been contacted by the BBC for the commentary.