CD PROJEKT RED Sending DMCA Requests to Prevent Spread of Stolen Game Code

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CD PROJEKT RED has reportedly resorted to DMCA requests in an attempt to slow down the spread of GWENT’s source code, which was recently obtained by hackers in a targeted cyber attack alongside other valuables such as Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, and corporate data. The Polish developer’s attempt at damage control was highlighted in a report by Vice, which noted that CDPR had sent warnings to at least two Twitter users who had published links for torrents that included leaked files from the Witcher-based card game.

“Description of infringement: Illegally obtained source code of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game,” the DMCA takedown notice reads. “Posted without authorisation, not intended to be released to the public.”

“One of the users who received the notice and got their tweet taken down said that the tweet contained a link to the torrent to download the source code of the CDPR game GWENT,” Vice reported. “The email also contained links to tweets posted by three other users. Those tweets have also been taken down and replaced with Twitter’s standard message saying the tweet ‘has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.'”

“Let’s just say it wasn’t anything I didn’t expect,” the user admitted in an online chat. 

We suspect that CD PROJEKT RED will be busy sending out many more DMCA requests, as it was recently reported that Cyberpunk 2077’s source code had been successfully auctioned off to a mysterious entity as part of a listing on a hacking forum. The stolen code was valued at $7 million for impatient buyers who wanted a copy straight away.

Tsing Mui
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