A new ruling recently passed by the Library of Congress now covers technologies and electronics of many, MANY types, ranging from consumer electronics to farming equipment and online education platforms and 3D printings. This new ruling essentially provides exemptions to the — dismal and frustrating, if you’re a techie — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was INTENDED to prevent copyright policy, but was too broad and overreached too a point where it allowed questionable restrictions on repairing/updating/modding your own electronics to online content takedowns.
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It should just be expected that fan-made games using Nintendo’s IP will get the ol’ DMCA-takedown-claim hammer (leave a comment if you have a more truncated name). Just THIS PAST MONTH, the company has taken down Another Metroid 2 Remake (which I heard is awesome), Pokémon Uranium Version (which I managed to snag ahead of time) and a large number of titles on Game Jolt. The latest title to get the Nintendo legal team’s attention is No Mario’s Sky by ASMB Games, an nod to both No Man’s Sky and the Super Mario franchise. Continue reading “Nintendo takes down ‘No Mario’s Sky’ fan game; its developer re-uploads it as ‘DMCA’s Sky’”