Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar, 2K Games y Hangar 13. Issued a DMCA takedown request to LukeRoss. A mod maker that specializes in bringing VR support to modern games.
LukeRoss has created virtual reality mods for Cyberpunk 2077, GTA 5 y Red Dead Redemption 2and is in the process of creating a virtual reality mod for Elden Ring.
However, some of those mods are now in jeopardy.
The deletion request Take-Two order to Luke Ross remove the mods GTA 5, RDR2 y Mafia VR from his Patreon, a movement Ross calls “anti-consumer and anti-gamer.”[Take-Two Interactive está] demanding that I remove all of his copyrighted work from my Patreon page,” Ross wrote on his Patreon (via Flat2VR).
“I immediately asked for clarification as I believe I am not hosting any such material.
As you all know, I create and distribute original mods for these games, that is, original pieces of software of my own making that allow users to experience those games in a different and hopefully deeper and deeper way.
However, none of my mods are created using software owned by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc, and the mods are not intended to replace their games, nor are they a means of exploiting Take-Two’s intellectual property or assets.
All of my mods require users to purchase and own the games before they can add my mods.”
A sad day for the Flat2VR modding community. @Take2Interactiv has submitted a quite anti-consumer DMCA request to remove ALL VR Mods for their games (GTA V, RDR2, Mafia, etc.)@LukeRoss_00 Has always been extremely careful not to use any IP in his mods. pic.twitter.com/GH6OX1eZIy
— Flat2VR (@Flat2VR) July 6, 2022
Ross notes that he has little experience with deletions of DMCA or copyright law. And not sure if that is required Take-Two provide some clarification.
On the contrary, Ross “will be forced to remove anything remotely related” to the games of Take-Two. To avoid a legal fight that could lead to the closure of your Patreon.
“I honor and respect copyright and my intention has always been to allow gamers to experience the wonderful worlds created by Rockstar and 2K (among other companies) in virtual reality, which only translates into greater customer satisfaction and more copies. sold to them,” Ross. additional.
However, he also qualified the request for DMCA of Take-Two as an “anti-consumer and anti-gambling movement on their part”.
This is not the first time Take-Two issues such copyright notices. Even when it appears that copyright has not been infringed.
Before the remastering of GTA Trilogy, Take-Two issued dozens of takedowns against modders from GTA.
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