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In a recent development, Activision resorted to DMCA against VideoGamesChronicle for reporting a leak about the Call of Duty: Warzone map.

Last week, Video Games Chronicles posted a story about a leak related to COD: Warzone. The story included links to the source of the leak and an embedded video that showed the leaked map. This resulted in Activision reporting Video Games Chronicles, which resulted in strict measures against the news outlet.


Activision States That Leaked Information on Call of Duty: Warzone

Activision States That VideoGamesChronicle Leaked Information on Call of Duty: Warzone

Video Games Chronicles Editor-in-chief Andy Robinson told that both his as well as his agency’s Twitter handles got locked temporarily. This happened as a result of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act claim from Activision. Moreover, the embedded video was also taken down on YouTube. The message read that the video is “no longer available due to copyright claim by Activision Publishing Inc.”

However, Robinson’s Twitter account was soon unlocked. He responded, “Here comes COD’s game developer removing our legitimate coverage of their leaks from Twitter.” He further said that he has never received any DMCA claim from any other publisher, ever.

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Robinson further added that it wasn’t the first time with Video Games Chronicles Twitter account receiving DMCA from Activision. Back in August 2020, VGC’s Twitter account received a DMCA claim when it shared a link to a COD story. The link had information about new leaks related to Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, the leaked information had already been officially announced by Activision, yet VGC received DMCA claim.

Moreover, in another case, the Call of Duty game developer invoked DMCA against a Reddit user. Activision involved a judge to order Reddit to produce identifying information about the Reddit user. The user posted a screenshot of Warzone before its official release on Reddit.

It seems that the game developer of Call of Duty turns a blind eye to certain sources and takes notice of others when it comes to DMCA. Nevertheless, there isn’t any official statement related to this matter by the company behind COD: Warzone yet.

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