Soviet city-builder Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic has been faraway from Steam after a disgruntled fan filed a “nonsense” DMCA request.
According to 3Division, the copyright declare was made by a fan who beforehand wrote a information on the right way to play a extra sensible model of Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic after which acquired irritated when builders began work on an precise sensible mode.
“He thinks he invented it or made it possible. Well, if he had kindly asked, we would have added him into the game’s credits,” wrote 3Division. “But first we need to finish the game, then we can update the game’s credits”
The studio then declare this participant then “decided to contact us as a lawyer, and started to abuse the YouTube report system issuing copyright strikes to one of our most helpful influencers bbaljo. As he chose to use extortion and abuse, we became angry about this, and decided to never mention the name of the challenge he allegedly ‘invented’ again, and ignore him.”
However, the participant then reported their web site, which was taken down as had been a number of YouTube movies earlier than the sport itself was faraway from Steam.
“He was successful because those reports are handled by bots, not humans. We will issue our reaction and hopefully we will get answers soon from human employees of YouTube, Wix and Valve, who can evaluate his actual claims and agree that this is nonsense.”
After sharing his authentic information and selecting it aside, 3Division wrote: “He literally just created a guide with some possible way to play the game and called it Cosmonaut mode, but it is not helping the development process. Only one thing he was helpful in, is that the popularity of his guide showed us how much people wanted to play the game in a realistic and more challenging way.”
3Division posted an replace yesterday saying it had filed a counter-notice to the DMCA request and was ready for a response from Steam. It then shared a number of up to date options it’s engaged on for Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic.
“Even if we are facing attacks, we still have enough resources to continue the development of the game even if the game is banned for months or years. But the truth always wins,” 3Division wrote.
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