Take Two Interactive C&D's OpenIV, a GTA modding tool.

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    Take Two (the Publisher of GTA) has send a Cease and Desist notice to OpenIV, one of the most popular modding tools out there. Rather than fighting the claim, they decided to take down their work. Users of OpenIV now get a message on-screen telling them to uninstall OpenIV to prevent risk of legal action.

    Personally I think this is rather stupid, and the takedown may even be unjust as far as the law is concerned. Modding tools don't distribute copyrighted files, so as a result they should be in the clear. Even the 'we hate cheaters' sentiment doesn't hold up, as OpenIV doesn't even modify GTA Online.

    Articles & Links:

    :arrow:OpenIV's website
    :arrow:Kotaku article
    :arrow:The Jimquisition episode

    Amended update: OpenIV has been restored to the status quo, everyone can move on and bury the hatchet.
     
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    I just saw this a few mins ago, and yes, it's true.

    someone forgot to mention they also C&D'd the Red dead redemption mod for GTA 5
     
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    ANDDDD it's back after take-two caved in to it's fans demands.
     
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    Yup. Although my primary guess is that someone at their marketing deparment finally realized after the first day of Steam Sale that they weren't raking in as many new players and shark cards as they wanted so they told the guy that issued the takedown to STFU and restore OpenIV.
     
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    Article, please?
     
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