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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