Twilight Producers Aggressive IP Enforcement Strikes Again: Temporarily Shut Down Silly 8-Bit YouTube Game
from the oh-come-on dept
It seems that some creative folks put together an 8-bit Twilight YouTube video game. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Using YouTube as their platform, they put together what looks like a classic 8-bit video game to the plot of Twilight. It’s actually kind of neat that they used YouTube to make what’s effectively a “choose-your-own-adventure” type game. But, of course, when it comes to any and all things Twilight, you have to deal with producers Summit Entertainment who are notoriously over aggressive in sending out the lawyers over pretty much any ridiculous thing they feel violates their rights.
So… it didn’t take long for Summit to issue a DMCA takedown on the game, which caused the game to disappear. Thankfully, however, after a conversation between Summit and the game makers, the game has been put back up. But, again, it does seem problematic when we need to live in such a permission culture, where doing something creative like this leads to takedowns and legal threats.