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Nintendo Takes Down The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX HD Port for PC

The recent release of Link's Awakening DX HD, an unauthorized PC port of  The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, brought joy to many. Yet, inevitably, it pissed Nintendo off. Released for free a…

December 16, 2023 | 04:55 EST

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Angela And Snail Games Reach Agreement In Ark: Survival Evolved Legal Dispute

The legal dispute between Snail Games and Myth of Empires developer Angela over supposedly stolen Ark: Survival Evolved source code appears to be at an end. In a press release, Snail Games says it…

October 11, 2023 | 09:24 EDT

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Resident Evil: Chapter 1 and Code Veronica Fan Remakes Cancelled

After years of development, fan remakes of Resident Evil: Chapter 1 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica have been canceled. This is due to Capcom pulling a Nintendo and DMCA'ing the fan remakes. Given…

December 27, 2022 | 10:10 EST

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(Updated) DMCA'd Zelda Pitch Documentary Restored

Update: DidYouKnowGaming's Zelda documentary has been restored to YouTube. In a tweet posted yesterday, the documentary makers claimed victory with regards to the video, stating "we won" and posting…

December 8, 2022 | 11:04 EST

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Indie Dev's Free Superman Demo Stolen And Sold On Steam

An indie developer has had his short Unreal Engine 5 demo project stolen by scammers. The project, which is still available on for free, is titled A Superman-Style Flight Experience, but it's…

November 14, 2022 | 08:58 EST

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NISA Orders Trails Fan Translation Site To Shut Down

NISA has ordered popular Trails fan translation site Zerofield to remove all of its work from the site, effectively shutting it down. The site's owners have confirmed that NISA doesn't intend to…

September 2, 2022 | 11:01 EDT

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Crystal Dynamics Issues DMCA Notices After Tomb Raider Script Leaks Surface

The Podcast Series, Sacred Symbols, has been hit hard by Crystal Dynamics after posting Tomb Raider script leaks onto their Patreon. Crystal Dynamics has not only gone after the podcast with DMCA…

August 3, 2022 | 03:23 EDT

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Silent Hill Leak DMCA'd By Konami Indicating It Is Probably Real

A new Silent Hill leak has been DMCA'd by Konami, suggesting that the leak was, at least in part, genuine. Pretty much immediately after the four images were uploaded to the leaker's Twitter account…

May 13, 2022 | 09:23 EDT

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LOTR Mod Listing For Rise of Mordor DMCA'd And Rebranding

Rise of Mordor, a mod for Total War: Attila that would let players fight in Middle-Earth, is going through a rebrand. The team has decided to rebrand their mod after Warner Bros. sent a Rise of…

February 11, 2022 | 09:26 EST

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Myth Of Empires Back On Sale Via Its Own Launcher

A new official launcher has put Myth of Empires back on sale. The controversial multiplayer sandbox battler was subject to a DMCA claim from Ark: Survival Evolved devs Studio Wildcard, removing it…

January 17, 2022 | 11:22 EST

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Take-Two Issues Another Wave Of DMCAs For GTA Mods

Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar, has issued more DMCA takedown notices for GTA mods. These mods are mostly for newer GTA games, and they're intended to…

August 12, 2021 | 11:36 EDT

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Streamer Mode Lets Players Dodge DMCAs

If you're a streamer and you want to stream the upcoming Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but you want to avoid getting slapped with DMCA claims, you're in luck. Eidos Montreal says the game will…

June 21, 2021 | 11:35 EDT

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[Updated] Nicalis DMCAs Cave Story Engine 2 Fan Project

Update November 27th 9:00 am: Ema, a developer who worked on a fork of Cave Story Engine 2 has spoken to Nintendo Life. According to Ema, the DMCA notice is only for Cave Story Engine 2. Furthermore…

November 26, 2020 | 08:54 EST

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Mario Royale Uses Extra Life After DMCA Takedown, Becomes DMCA Royale

Remember last week, when Mario Royale was a thing? If you don't, it was a 100-player battle royale-style game based on Super Mario Bros. One hundred players raced each other to be the first to finish…

June 24, 2019 | 10:00 EDT

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Private City of Heroes Server Shuts Down After 'Doing The Impossible'

Over the weekend, the launch of a private City of Heroes server was made public after most of the game's code was released online, in part to the revelations regarding a secret server in operation…

April 23, 2019 | 10:00 EDT


[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 for Star Control: Origins…

December 31, 2018 | 10:56 EST


Library of Congress Expanding Video Game Preservation Protections

Video game preservation has long been a convoluted subject under copyright law, even after changes made to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 2015 to help promote accessibility to older…

October 26, 2018 | 09:33 EDT

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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…

February 19, 2018 | 02:01 EST

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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 ways for gamers to obtain their…

January 29, 2018 | 09:00 EST

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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 claims being handed out left and right…

September 27, 2017 | 09:27 EDT


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 what I had seen happening on the platform…

August 29, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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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…

August 26, 2017 | 05:48 EDT


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 isn't done with the DMCA…

August 8, 2017 | 10:06 EDT


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 "BrutalAce" and "Khaledantar666…

August 6, 2017 | 11:55 EDT

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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…

July 29, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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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 has been…

July 18, 2017 | 08:17 EDT

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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 #adpocolypse and the fallout from the…

July 18, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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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…

February 27, 2017 | 09:04 EST


Nintendo Hits freeShop Homebrew App with DMCA

Nintendo has filed a DMCA takedown against the freeShop homebrew application that allowed users to download 3DS titles without using the vanilla eShop as reported by Nintendo Life. freeShop is an app…

December 30, 2016 | 03:52 EST


[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 as reported by The…

October 20, 2016 | 08:30 EDT


How to Make a Fan Game & Avoid a DMCA Takedown

The Pokémon Uranium fan game has stopped all development for reasons unknown. It is the latest in a long line of fan-made games of popular properties that found itself it legal hot water by way of a…

October 1, 2016 | 09:00 EDT


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 claim was…

September 26, 2016 | 05:49 EDT

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Nintendo DMCAs AM2R Developer Personally

Nintendo continues their recent crusade against fangames this morning by ensuring that development for AM2R comes to a halt immediately. Project creator Milton "DoctorM64" Guasti posted to the game's…

September 2, 2016 | 10:14 EDT

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[Updated] Nintendo DMCAs Game Jolt, Takes Down 500+ Fangames

UPDATE: Nintendo may have had reasons beyond pure IP protection for issuing this DMCA strike against Game Jolt. Looking into the issue, it seems that developers on Game Jolt get 30% of the ad revenue…

September 1, 2016 | 05:47 EDT

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CloudFlare Sued For Doing Business With Pirate Sites

CloudFlare is a major CDN provider, well-known for its security features, including protection from DDOS attacks. However, the company has increasingly come under fire from rights holders for…

August 23, 2016 | 08:59 EDT

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Activision DMCAs Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Leaks

  Leaks are part of the territory in the video game industry, and lately there are few well known titles that manage to make it to release day without some sort of information leak. The Call of Duty…

August 16, 2016 | 12:34 EDT

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Nintendo Power Archive Taken Down

Yesterday, the Internet Archive's previously-reported archive of 145 classic Nintendo Power magazines has disappeared without a trace. While the page still stands, the impressive collection is…

August 9, 2016 | 06:21 EDT

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[Updated] Nintendo Hits "AM2R" Metroid 2 Remake With DMCA

The release of AM2R was scheduled to line up with Metroid's 30th Anniversary.On August 6th, the long awaited fan-powered port of Metroid 2: Return of Samus hit the Internet, dubbed AM2R, Another…

August 8, 2016 | 05:28 EDT


YouTube is Burning, and Google Isn't Lifting a Finger To Stop It

Every new version of media has their ups and downs. From newspapers to television, you can't expect a new media empire to start up without some bumps along the way. However, one might also expect a…

August 1, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Nintendo DMCAs NES Visual Compendium Kickstarter

Nintendo has shut down a Kickstarter for a project which was making a compendium book of NES/Famicom-era art as reported by Game Informer.The Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: a visual…

July 1, 2016 | 10:30 EDT

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[UPDATED] ORION Removed from Steam Due to DMCA

Yesterday a Post appeared on Steam from the developer of ORION stating that the game had been removed from the Steam store due to a DMCA from Activision claiming they stole weapon assets from Call of…

June 28, 2016 | 04:19 EDT

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Songwriters Lobby Congress to Drop Safe Harbor Provisions from the DMCA

Big names in the music industry have signed an open letter to Congress which demands reform of the DMCA. Their issue is with the safe harbor provision of the law which prevents sites like YouTube…

June 21, 2016 | 10:07 EDT

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YouTube Takes One New Step Into Dealing With Content ID Claims

Since #MakeYoutubeGreatAgain started thanks to channels such as I HATE EVERYTHING, GradeAUnderA, and Channel Awesome got it trending on Twitter, Youtube has been under fire for a lack of response…

April 28, 2016 | 02:54 EDT

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USTelecom Slams DMCA Abuse in Letter to Copyright Office

USTelecom, a trade association representing broadband service providers, has sent its comments to the US Copyright Office concerning the DMCA. The letter begins by stating the massive growth of the…

April 12, 2016 | 10:22 EDT

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WordPress Calls for Tougher Penalties for DMCA Abuse

Automattic, the company which owns the blogging platform WordPress, has submitted its comments to the United States Copyright Office as part of an ongoing public consultation concerning the DMCA. The…

April 6, 2016 | 09:08 EDT

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Visual Novel Major\Minor Taken Off of Steam Due to DMCA Claims

With DMCA complaints currently being a huge issue over at Youtube, it seems that visual novel Major\Minor is now having issues as well, as developer Kyle Lambert, also known as Klace, has had his…

March 4, 2016 | 10:10 EST

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[Update]YouTube Continues to Struggle With Support: Nostalgia Critic Details a Broken System

TechRaptor has been going over some of the issues that have been seen on Youtube over the last couple of weeks, as the service seems to be having trouble keeping up with the issues that are occurring…

January 28, 2016 | 06:26 EST

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Copyright Office Accepting Public Comments on DMCA

The United States Copyright Office is now requesting public comments concerning section 512 of the DMCA, which covers the safe harbor provision and the notice and takedown system regarding infringing…

January 5, 2016 | 09:21 EST