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« on: October 04, 2012, 09:55:51 AM »

It's been quite a long time since I last worked on my mod, Spelunky X. However, the executable and source files are still up at MediaFire.

Today, I got a DMCA notice that the latest version's files (v0.32) are infringing a company's copyright, and have been suspended by MediaFire. I plan to file a counterclaim, because it is, of course, ridiculous that anyone else would hold copyright to these files (other than Derek, and the location of the company seems to rule that out).

I'm curious if anyone else who makes mods (or has hosted any files, for that matter) has had this happen? The violation of copyright seems to be based on the key of the file, so I'm assuming some automated system detected a match to a key of a file the company claiming infringement does, in fact, hold copyright to.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 10:49:31 AM »

Not much help here, just want to let you know I've been hosting my Spelunky stuff on MediaFire since 2010 and haven't had any problems. Yet Another Spelunky Mod uses your creatures from Spelunky X, but they were exported/pasted from your source, so there would be no file match.

I still have your originals on my drive...let's experiment!
Spelunky X 0.32 (zip with exe and source)
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 12:59:42 PM »

I still have your originals on my drive...let's experiment!
Spelunky X 0.32 (zip with exe and source)

The files I had up were the raw .exe and .gmk, so that may have been part of the reason.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 06:41:12 PM »

I was going to upload the raw files, but then decided to zip them to see if they scan inside archives for checksums or whatever. In any case, it's an alternate source for your mod until you get your account sorted.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 07:40:20 PM »

Curious, what is the company that filed the DMCA claim?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 09:36:19 PM »

Probably an automated legal troll.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 01:29:25 AM »

Kindly read this act related to that company.
http://secondlife.com/corporate/dmca.php
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 01:45:47 AM »

Their the second-life people?
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 07:32:59 AM »

The company's called "Linden Labs".

I've actually signed up for that virtual world.

Actually fun.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 07:45:25 AM »

Yep, copyright troll is copyright trolling.
That said, moving over to something other than Mediafire is probably a good idea, for longevity's sake.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 05:21:40 PM »

Their the second-life people?
To clarify, Linden Labs didn't have anything to do with serving DMCA notices on Spelunky levels. They just provided a convenient description of what they're all about and how to file or contest one.
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 05:43:02 PM »

And then other crazy people started filing them against mods
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