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Clicker Heroes Removed From App Store After Chinese Company Clones Game, Claims Trademark + Requests Removal

Playsaurus’ Clicker Heroes, an idle game available on PC, consoles, and mobile platforms, has been removed from the iOS App Store worldwide. This occurred after Chinese company Shenzhen Lingyou Technology Co.,…

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Take-Two & Rockstar Pinkterton Complaint Dismissed

Take-Two & Rockstar have asked that their lawsuit against the Pinkerton Detective Agency be dismissed as the defendants have withdrawn their cease & desist letter which was sent late last…

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[Updated] Star Control: Origins DMCA’d by Series Creators

The ongoing dispute between game developer Stardock and Star Control creators Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford has escalated to a takedown notice. In a post on the Steam board…

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Imagos Softworks Files For Default Settlement – Alex Mauer Saga

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Alex Mauer, and quite honestly that’s been a good thing. The last thing that we needed was more chaos caused by DMCA…

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Google Tells Copyright Office 99.95% of Takedowns Are Non-Existent

99.95% of the copyright takedown notices received by Google are non-existent, according to Google. In a filing with the U.S. Copyright Office obtained by TorrentFreak, Google noted that there had…

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Court Orders Cloudflare to Name “Pirate” Website Operators

A New York federal court judge has ordered Cloudflare to identify the operators of two websites alleged to be hosting pirated content as reported by TorrentFreak. Cloudflare is a U.S.…

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[Updated] Samsung Allegedly Takes Down GTA Note 7 Bomb Mod Video

Samsung has filed a copyright claim against a video by Modded Games on YouTube showcasing a Grand Theft Auto V mod that replaced Sticky Bombs with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone…

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Judge: Advertisers Not Liable for Infringement by Pirate Sites

Back in August, we reported that the adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan filed a lawsuit against CDN provider CloudFlare and the advertising network Juicy Ads. Both companies were sued for…

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Documentary DMCA’d For Using Nazi Anthem

James Lambert, creator of the documentary You Don’t Know Hitler, wrote a blog post explaining that the documentary had been taken down from YouTube over a copyright claim. The copyright…

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EU Commission Unveils Copyright Overhaul Proposal

The European Commission has been working on a copyright overhaul for some time. In late August, news outlets leaked some details from a draft that was being considered by the…

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