Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two is set to settle a lawsuit against a group of talented fans who reverse-engineered GTA3 and Vice City.
take 2 Chased 2021 Fan Projects, claiming copyright infringement. The publisher has twice forcibly removed the project through DMCA takedowns. Fans themselves protested that the project was not copyrighted or permitted under fair use.
Lawyers got involved after an exchange between Take-Two and a fan. Take-Two claimed that fans had violated their copyright by distributing “derivative source code for GTA” and demanded that GitHub remove the project entirely.
It is unclear exactly what the terms of the settlement will be, but the process is expected to be completed within 30 days, according to new legal documents.
It’s possible, though unlikely, that the terms of this agreement won’t be made public, and fans involved in the project have yet to comment on the matter. If so, update again.
Rockstar appeared to be in action ahead of the launch of its own GTA remake, which includes ports of GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas. Arrived late 2021 with mixed reactions.
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