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Lone Developer Stands Up To Grand Theft Auto DMCA Claim, Wins – Kotaku Australia

A Kiwi developer has won their DMCA claim against the makers of Grand Theft Auto.



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Earlier this year fans reversed engineered the source code to Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. They released it to the web, but Grand Theft Auto copyright holder Take-Two pulled it offline via a DMCA claim. But now one fans stood up to the publisher and succeeded in getting the fan-derived source code back online.
Deriving the source code through reverse-engineering was a huge milestone for the GTA hacking scene. Players would still need the original game assets to run either…

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