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Nintendo Takedown Wipes “Rhythm Heaven” Remix Tool & 250+ Forks Off GitHub * TorrentFreak


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Nintendo’s DMCA takedown campaign continues with the targeting of “Heaven Studio”, a fan-created remix tool for the game “Rhythm Heaven.” The software was flagged because it uses copyrighted sprites and sound effect files, but GitHub has taken the entire repository and 290 forks offline. Despite the setback, the tool’s developers are not giving up.

heaven studioNintendo has been very active on the anti-piracy front recently, targeting emulators, ROM sites, and other piracy-associated services and tools.

Not all alleged pirates are equal, however. In fact, one could argue that some are among Nintendo’s biggest fans.

A takedown request from Nintendo, sent to GitHub a few hours ago, is a good illustration. The DMCA notice doesn’t identify any pirated games or emulators, but targets a fan-created software tool that allows fans of the game Rhythm Heaven to create their own remixes.

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These remixes appear to be quite popular among fans of the game, as…

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