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Game Mod Causes a "Six Strikes" Strike?

When we all first heard about new "six strikes" plans being used by ISPs to identify copyright infringers, we all agreed it seemed like a perfect and foolproof system, but it seems our optimism may have been unfounded. Techdirt reports a reader getting a DMCA takedown notice saying he was infringing on some TV shows, claiming he was in fact distributing a Guild Wars 2 modification. All snarkiness aside, it's not clear how commonplace this is (trusting the report is accurate), or if it is an unusual error, but it certainly highlights concerns some have expressed all along about such a scheme. Thanks Ant via DSLReports.

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7. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 16:40 saluk
 
Nothing to see here, no strike was issued. It's just an invalid dmca takedown notice, the likes of which occur all the time. The monitoring company that sent this takedown may be involved with six strikes, but as that works off of peer 2 peer it's a different ballgame.

Still waiting for six strike false alarms to start blaring
 
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6. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 16:08 Dev
 
Pretty sure throttling and takedowns are different.  
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5. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 14:00 J
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 13:40:
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 10:10:
When we all first heard about new "six strikes" plans being used by ISPs to identify copyright infringers, we all agreed it seemed like a perfect and foolproof system, but it seems our optimism may have been unfounded

Rofl.... Laugh

Rotfl
I came here to remark, "I don't think we did, actually." or "Not here we didn't!" or "Hallucinogenics can be really powerful."

Take your pick or make up your own and paste it here. Seriously, no.
 
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4. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 13:40 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 10:10:
When we all first heard about new "six strikes" plans being used by ISPs to identify copyright infringers, we all agreed it seemed like a perfect and foolproof system, but it seems our optimism may have been unfounded

Rofl.... Laugh

Rotfl
 
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- Quboid
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3. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 11:39 Creston
 
While it is retarded that a simple mod would cause a DMCA warning, it is also utterly expected. It's a LAWYER firm that basically deals with these investigations, and they don't know their asses from their elbows. "Hey, I don't know what this is, they must be pirating it!" is going to be the ongoing motto.

That said, just ignore it. They'll throttle you for a max of 72 hours, after which you'll forever be ignored by the six strikes program.

Creston
 
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2. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 11:30 wusel
 
*nitpick* GuildWars 1 mod

It's actually linked on ArenaNet's official wiki: Cartography_Made_Easy
 
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1. Re: Game Mod Causes a Mar 5, 2013, 10:10 InBlack
 
When we all first heard about new "six strikes" plans being used by ISPs to identify copyright infringers, we all agreed it seemed like a perfect and foolproof system, but it seems our optimism may have been unfounded

Rofl.... Laugh
 
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I have a nifty blue line!
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