Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, has set its sights on modders, issuing DMCA takedown notices and removing old mods.

As spotted by user Ash_735, in the official GTA forums, Take-Two was noted to be “going heavy with the DMCAs” last week and went after mods such as GTA: Liberty City, GTA: Underground, and Vice Cry. These mods have been pulled from ModDB and can no longer be downloaded.

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Ash_735 said that a number of modders have expressed their frustration, given that back in 2017 Take-Two had a more lenient approach on mods (but only after the publisher suffered a community backlash because of a prior attempt of a mod takedown).

Ash_735 claims that Take-Two has changed the rules around mods without notice. The rule changes apparently now allow the publisher to do whatever it wants, reject mods for whatever reason, and prevent modders from creating new content.

Via: PC Gamer

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