Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Project Red is issuing DMCA takedowns to Twitter users who are sharing stolen code.
As reported by Vice, CDPR notified at least two Twitter users of the takedowns after they shared illegally obtained source code of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. This game code was part of the big cyberattack that CDPR suffered earlier this month that also saw the source code of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 stolen.[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/09/cyberpunk-2077-and-witcher-3-source-code-stolen-ign-now”]
“Description of infringement: Illegally obtained source code of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Posted without authorisation, not intended to be released to the public,” the DMCA takedown notice read.
One of the users who received the above notice mentioned that their Tweet got taken down as it contained a torrent to download the source code for Gwent. The user also stated that, “Let’s just say it wasn’t anything I didn’t expect.”
Tweets by three other users were also issued DMCA takedowns, and those Tweets have been replaced with a message saying that they have “been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.”[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/20/cyberpunk-2077-reviews-one-month-later-the-review-crew”]
This source code could have been part of the the files that were reportedly sold in a dark web auction for a sale price that may have reached upwards of $7 million.
DMCA takedowns have been a huge problem for Twitch streamers, and it even caused a hilarious moment when Metallica’s BlizzCon concert was replaced with the most non-heavy metal music possible to avoid any copyright issues.[poilib element=”accentDivider”]
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