Dark Souls DSFix taken down due to alleged copyright infringement

Modder Durante had a cruel surprise waiting for him from Dropbox: an allegation of copyright infringement from Bandai Namco over his DSFix creation.


Dark Souls users on PC have had their lives made infinitely better with modder Durante's DSFix, which serves to fix some of the game's rendering issues. Today, Durante received a rather unpleasant surprise when he was slapped with a copyright infringement notice, seemingly from Bandai Namco.

Durante contends on NeoGAF that none of his work specifically infringes on any copyrights, since it doesn't actually use any game code. Meanwhile, Bandai Namco appears to be taken aback by this, with community manager J. Kartje acknowledging on Twitter that he's actively looking into this situation.

Shacknews has reached out to both Bandai Namco and Durante for comment and will continue to monitor this situation closely. Credit to poster DeBurgo for the tip.

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    December 22, 2014 10:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Dark Souls DSFix taken down due to alleged copyright infringement

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      December 22, 2014 10:17 PM

      Electroly, Ozzie, see what I mean about Shack staff being able to 'absorb' an existing thread into a new discussion. Honestly it would make a big difference. Think about it.

      P.S it's back up at mega.co.nz apparently.

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        December 22, 2014 10:19 PM

        It's been thought about a million billion times. It's just not an easy thing to implement.

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      December 23, 2014 6:22 AM

      well it sounds like BN either has its wires crossed internally or is being trolled. thats good because Durante literally sold about 80% of the copies of this game for them.

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      December 23, 2014 9:41 AM

      So which sue happy lawyer jumped the gun?

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      December 23, 2014 9:42 AM

      They should have sent the guy a christmas card and fat check.

      What on earth are they thinking?

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