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DMCA-Circumventing Cheat Maker Uses DMCA to Take Down Cracked Copy * TorrentFreak


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Copyright law exists so that creators of all kinds can enjoy the fruits of their labor. But what if a piece of software, that appears to breach the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA to enable cheating in Genshin Impact, gets cracked by a third party and distributed online for free? Apparently, the logical first step by the creators is to claim breaches of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions.

genshin impactOver the past couple of years a number of high-profile lawsuits have been filed against individuals and groups who create cheating software for videogames.

Companies including Bungie, Riot Games, and Take-Two have all taken cheat makers to court for undermining their gaming environments and business models, claiming that these tools violate the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA.

Gator Cheats, for example, agreed to pay Riot and Bungie $2m to settle their case but despite the risks, many cheat makers and sellers have continued their…

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