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ESA Opposes DMCA Exemptions For Abandoned Online Games

The Entertainment Software Association, an industry group that represents the interests of video game developers & publishers, has argued against a request by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment…

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SteamWatch – A Steam Retrospective

Valve’s Steam platform has been able to successfully stand as one of the pioneers of PC gaming ever since its launch in 2003., presenting itself as one of the easiest…

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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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YouTube is Still Burning A Year Later

Approximately one year ago, I wrote an article regarding the many problems that YouTube was facing at the time.  It was a list that was born out of not only…

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[Updated] SteamWatch – Indie Game Receives DMCA Takedown Prior to Steam Release

Update 2: After publication, a representative claiming to represent both the trademark holder and a third party developer (which we have since disproved) reached out to us with conditions of an…

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The Sun Rises, It Sets, and More DMCAs – Alex Mauer Saga

Look, at this point, I really wish this was a KekRaptor series. But even after the series of DMCAs last week that hit wrestlers, musicians, and Youtubers alike, Alex Mauer…

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Capcom Files DMCA Against Street Fighter Costume Modders

A pair of long-time costume modders for the PC versions of the Street Fighter games have been hit with a DMCA takedown notice by Capcom. The pair of modders, known as…

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[Updated] River City Ransom Underground Returns To Steam, Developer’s YouTube Taken Down – Alex Mauer Saga

The Alex Mauer Saga continues to unfold; while we’re on a holding pattern right now with the Imagos Softworks case, the situation surrounding Conatus Creative’s River City Ransom Underground continues. The last…

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River City Ransom: Underground Changing Soundtrack – Alex Mauer Saga

In case you missed it earlier today, TechRaptor reported on the continuing saga surrounding the DMCAs associated with music creator Alex Mauer. As mentioned in that article, one game that…

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DMCAs, Death Threats, and Legal Battles: The Saga of Alex Mauer

To say that the world surrounding YouTube and indie gaming is a murky swamp may be the understatement of the year right now. YouTubers have had to deal with the…

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