Take-Two Interactive are back again with going after people in the community for creating fun mods. This time, Luke Ross, known for his incredible VR Mods for Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mafia, has been hit with a DMCA takedown by Take-Two Interactvie.
Yesterday, Luke posted a statement on his Patreon about the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice from Take-Two Interactive, which deal with all legal stuff for Rockstar Games and 2K.
Patreon contacted Luke with the Take-Wo DMCA takedown request and left him no room to negotiate or come up with a solution, giving him 48 hours to comply and wasnt provided with what they want removed.
All of Luke’s mods are created using no software or materials owned by Take-Two Interactive. Luke also said his mods are not intended to replace their games, nor are they a means of exploiting Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc’s proprietary IP or assets. All of my modifications require that users buy and own the games before they can add my modifications.
The VR Mods, are harmless mods created by a dedicated community member which thousands of people across the world have downloaded and enjoyed Take-Twos games in a new way.
Luke Ross recently spoke to The Verge, with them claiming he makes over $20,000 a Month on Patreon by releasing all these mods. This could have been one of the reasons Take-Two have filed the takedown.
Luke has also said he reached out to Take-Two Interactive for clarification on which mods have breached copyright. You can read the full statement below.