Another DMCA takedown notice was sent to a file on another day Grand Theft Auto modders. This time around, virtual reality designer Luke Ross said Take-Two has issued him a DMCA claim on his VR mods, despite arguing that his work does not contain any copyrighted code or material. It is just the latest in a long line of depositors being legally attacked by Take-Two in various cases GT Change.
earlier in the day Ross shared his Patreon and Twitter page He just got a notification from him Patreon to inform him that Take-Two has filed a copyright lawsuit against his site and its content. Ross creates virtual reality transformation mods for popular games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption II, And the Mafia II: The Definitive Edition. All of these games are published by companies owned by Take-Two Interactive. rock star created GT and publish 2K Mafia. Ross says he’s been doing VR conversion modifications since 2017, and this is the first time a company has sent out a legal notice of any kind.
According to the message from Ros my boxHe is being asked to remove all copyrighted content from his site, but has not yet been told what specific content is causing him this legal issue. In Patreon’s letter, Ross was told that even if he fights the DMCA takedown notice, which he is allowed to do, he would still need to remove all copyrighted content from his page. Failure to do so could result in Ross getting his Patreon page and account suspended.
my box I have reached out to Patreon, Rockstar Games, and Take-Two regarding the situation.
“I never misrepresent games as my creations, never reuse the original software, assets, or intellectual property in general, and my mods always require the original games to function,” said Ross. my box. “So it’s just additional developer/publisher sales and the ability for players to enjoy the kind of experience they wouldn’t otherwise have on a flat screen.”
Frustrated and confused that Take-Two is after him, Ross explains that he receives countless messages from fans of his mods saying that his VR transformations have convinced them to buy other Take-Two games, so that they can also play these games in VR.
Making things more frustrating is that Take-Two has yet to respond to Ross or explain what content needs to be removed. Ross “wishes” he could find out specifically what Take-Two wants removed, because if he doesn’t find out, it’s likely he’ll be forced to remove all of his Mafia, GTA, and Red Dead VR mods from his Patreon page. He will also have to remove all tutorials and other information related to his mods and Take-Two’s games.
“Luckily I have other mods for other games,” said Ross, “So my supporters won’t be left stranded, but it would be such a shame since every day new RDR2 fans come to my Patreon to experience the game “from the inside”.
Sadly for modders and fans of mods, this isn’t the first time Take-Two has sent lawyers and legal warnings to fans. since over a yearAnd the Take-Two was on a legal killing spreeand send DMCA notices to many different parties GT Modern projects and fans.
The situation had a frightening effect on society, With at least one major edit locked by the creators Afraid of getting into legal hot water with Take-Two Interactive. While some tried Take-Two-Kampf and her lawyer Many of these mods are developers or small, independent fans who don’t have the legal knowledge or resources to compete against a giant company like Take-Two, which has led some designers to swear by the company’s games.
Meanwhile, companies like Bethesda is hiring trainersOr create tools for their community or give them opportunities Share their creations with console gamers. There’s a better way to connect with a dedicated player base creating new content for your games, Take-Two.
Update 6/7/2022 7:14pm ET: Patreon confirmed this my box It has received a DMCA takedown request from Take-Two to LukeRoss and is currently in the process of “servicing this request”.
A Patreon representative said, “Patreon has provided relevant information to the creator.” my box. “We have requested additional clarifying information from the plaintiff, which we will share, and have offered to connect the parties directly. We will continue to try to facilitate this conversation.”