DSFix 2.3 taken down after DMCA complaint [Up: Was mistake; being resolved]

#1
Hi Dropbox User,

We've received a notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") from BANDAI NAMCO Games Germany GmbH that the following material is claimed to be infringing:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddwbdpd3qgm9upk/DSfix23.zip

Accordingly, under Section 512(c)(1)(C) of DMCA, we've removed or disabled access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

As a result of this notice, public sharing on your account has been disabled. We will reinstate your account's public links if you remove the file(s) listed above from your account.

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- The Dropbox Team
This is utter bullshit of course, especially since DSfix does not include any of their material.

I'm actually amazed that they would do this. I mean WTF.

EDIT:
Good news: everything's ok guys!
I just called Volker Rieck from FDS File Defense Service. They were indeed hired by Bandai Namco, but not the germany division, but the US Europe one, to take down all the debug mode patches.

Dutante's DSfix was not part of the plan!
Mr. Rieck is currently writing emails to Namco and dropbox to clear everything. Durante is allowed to reupload the patch, there is nothing wrong with it.

Mr. Rieck was nice and took the time to explain the situation to me. I am currently on the phone, so I might add a bit more information when I come home in a few hours.

edit: also shame on the guy who send him a mail full of threats. He was a bit disturbed by that.

edit2: It was Bamco Europe who was asked by Bamco Japan, not US. Misremembered that, sorry!
 

Easy_D

never left the stone age
#13
Fuck you Scamco. What's next? People gonna get banned for using it?

Can they detect that it's being used at all? The FPS hack maybe? Can we get a comment from anonymous japanese contributor?
 
#21
Scamco

They're afraid that mods will give users for free what they want to charge money for in the future.



So uh, should I grab DSFix 2.3 quickly from somewhere? Still need to get around to playing DS1/DS2.
 

Sinatar

Official GAF Bottom Feeder
#22
How many fucking copies of Dark Souls are you responsible for selling? How much revenue has Namco reaped off your work?

This is a absolutely fucking disgraceful, holy shit. Like I never get outraged... this just boils my blood.
 
#33
What the actual fuck? First, like Durante says, DSfix doesn't have any code or copyrightable stuff by Bamco in it so it's a bullshit claim striaght up but secondly, if it wasn't for Durante fixing their piece of shit PC port it wouldn't have been anywhere near a fraction as successful as it has been.

What a bunch of ungrateful twats.
 
#40
Wow, what a total bullshit move.

Talk about just risking killing positive goodwill for their busted ass PC port by attacking the hardcore base that made it so popular.
 
#43
I'm guessing this is a mistake and namco will fix this promptly. Inform them via twitter.
Edit: Durante I wouldn't take this personally, probably some clueless european rep who doesn't understand the fix or your contribution to the games success.
 
#49
Dear Durante,

Please refrain from fixing our games and showcasing our incompetence to the world.

Thanks,
Bamco

This might be a new low for Bamco, have some respect when fans invest their own time to fix your shortcomings you fools, damn.