ITotalJustice's Nintendo Switch sigpatches GitHub has been removed due to DMCA takedown

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When you need to play illegitimate backups on a hacked Nintendo Switch, one of the most important tools you'll need are sigpatches; normally, custom firmware Atmosphere does not allow the running of pirated games, but these sigpatches allow users to install .NSP files that they've downloaded from the internet. As of today, though, one of the most notable and popular sources of sigpatches--user iTotalJustice's GitHub repository of them--has been removed permanently, through a DMCA takedown. The GitHub was still active as of earlier today, but if you try to access it now, you'll be redirected to a DMCA takedown form, filed by Nintendo of America.

Nintendo of America: The Nintendo Switch console and digital video games contain technological protection measures (“Technological Measures”) that permit the Nintendo Switch console to interact only with legitimate Nintendo digital video game files. This process protects Nintendo’s copyright-protected video games, including but not limited to those covered by U.S. Copyright Registration numbers PA0002213509 (Super Mario Maker 2); PA0002233840 (Animal Crossing: New Horizons); PA0002213908 (Luigi’s Mansion 3); and PA0002028142 (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) by preventing users from playing pirated copies of Nintendo’s video games on the Nintendo Switch console.

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Iirc itotaljustice kinda started getting annoyed by the comm anyways..

But lots of stuff gets taken down recently.
Toei dcma'd some stuff on yt too.

Thankfully I had it backed up...
I hate this.

Well that sucks... Wonder if that will affect how the mods here handle sigpatches being posted in the Switch forum. If they target Github, no reason to suspect they won't try here.
Tbf, it is odd they didn't come knocking here first...
 

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Controversial opinion on the law, but unless these patches contained Nintendo's own code, then it's not their place to DMCA them. Unfortunately, DMCA is a broken law that heavily favors dick bags like Nintendo. So yeah, hack your shit and pirate their games because Fuck Nintendo.
 

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nah we are screwed, i doubt anyone would pick up the slack
You don't know these are erwhere? Many folks contribute and have the ability. Now even more will come out since many don't like Nins tactics. There's even tuts on how to make them.

Gimme 15.0 just so I can sigpatch you up baby :gun:
 

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nah we are screwed, i doubt anyone would pick up the slack
This is a rather resilient community and projects have a history of being moved elsewhere when pressured by the Big N. There are still options like Gitlab and other sites to host the code on. There are also plenty of devs who don't want to see projects like these for their own reasons. This is just a setback but it definitely doesn't mean that there's no chance for the project to be revived in some form.
 
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