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[CB] Game Mods Get Hit With DMCA Notice From Six Strikes Policy

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Oh joy, the “Six Strikes” policy is in full effect and anyone with half-a-brain knew that the thing was going to cause a major disturbance on the interwebs because...well, it's the interwebs. Anyway, a gamer was hit with a “strike” and a DMCA takedown notice for a Guild Wars 2 mod.
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the DMCA notice they sent out was on behalf of NBC Universal and had nothing to do with ArenaNet or NCSoft's Guild Wars brand.

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Starting to get a clearer picture of how this works.
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I was hit with one and shut down by my ISP pending a phone call last month over a sims 3 mod mad.gif
     
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How lame :/
Pathetic actually
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Shouldn't they get in trouble (NBC Universal) for filing a false complaint claiming to own IP they don't and getting a consumer harassed for no reason?

I don't even know what to say about this.... just so wrong, in so many ways....
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Way to stifle stuff! Glad I'm not living the US, seems like the legislative branch is heading towards a dark age of "allowed knowledge" branding other progress as heretical... Not really but you get my point. Bad news everyone, Bad news indeed.
Edited by Huzzbutt - 3/22/13 at 3:52am
 
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Oh I bet I would be banned in one post if I expressed my true feelings on this. The only good I can see from this is that the true intentions of the initiative are becoming revealed, and someone is likely to start a class action lawsuit over it.

edit: Here you are again.

Where you go to tell them off
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Anyone ever read Executive Orders by Tom Clancy? Sometimes that's exactly what I wish would happen.
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Oh I bet I would be banned in one post if I expressed my true feelings on this.

 

That makes two of us.

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Oh I bet I would be banned in one post if I expressed my true feelings on this. The only good I can see from this is that the true intentions of the initiative are becoming revealed, and someone is likely to start a class action lawsuit over it.

edit: Here you are again.

Where you go to tell them off

Maybe a few 1000 defamation suits?
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I was hit with one and shut down by my ISP pending a phone call last month over a sims 3 mod mad.gif

Seriously? A game designed and encouraged to be modded, and you get hit by one of these ludicrous things?

This six strikes thing is completely mad. NBC has nothing to do with guild wars, and should be penalized for filing a false claim.

There should be at a minimum, some sort of steep fine for any company claiming copyright over something they don't own.
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