Take-Two Sues GTA Modders Trying To Dodge DMCA

October 5, 2021

By Aron Gerencser

These past few months, Take-Two Interactive has been going around hunting down Grand Theft Auto modders.

With the imminent release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, it is clear that the company was nuking the competition.

When one group fought back, they got hit by a lawsuit.

Take-Two was specifically targeting mods that amounted to fan-made remasters of GTA games.

Most of the mods and modding teams that were issued DMCAs went quietly.

The modders behind Re3 and reVC ran two projects that reverse-engineered the code and assets of GTA 3 and Vice City.

GitHub initially took down the files after Take-Two issued the DMCA, which then the modders counter-claimed.

Take-Two's legal team has gone and launched an infringement lawsuit in California.

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