Developer wins in opposition to Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedown
A lone developer has triumphed in opposition to a DMCA takedown issued by Grand Theft Auto proprietor, Take-Two Interactive.
The takedown was issued to a bunch of followers that had reverse-engineered the supply code of Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and shared it on-line.
With this code, modders might add new belongings inside the unique video games, or begin porting the video games to totally different platforms.
Nevertheless, Take-Two’s DMCA claimed that the supply code contained “copyrighted supplies owned by Take-Two”, and requested that it’s taken offline.
One developer, often known as Theo, held on to a portion of the code and fought again in opposition to Take-Twos takedown, submitting a counter-notice with Github.
Talking to TorrentFreak, Theo said that the reverse-engineered code could also be “functionally equivalent” however not “precisely equivalent” to the code in Rockstar’s authentic titles, which signifies that Take Two holds no declare to it.
This counter-filing seems to have been profitable; the supply code continues to be out there to obtain through GitHub.