Classic Lord of the Rings video game mod hit with copyright notice •

One doesn’t merely mod into Mordor.

A Lord of the Rings themed mod for Complete Warfare: Attila has been hit with a copyright discover.

The mod in query is Rise of Mordor, and it has been round for eons. And but, in the identical week that the Lord of the Rings movie and recreation rights have additionally occurred to go up on the market, Warner Bros has issued a DMC takedown declare to its builders. Attention-grabbing timing.

In a press release (thanks, Recreation Watcher), Rise of Mordor’s devs say: “… now we have obtained phrase from ModDB officers that Warner Bros has despatched them a DMCA takedown request to take away Rise of Mordor from their databases. We’re grateful to ModDB for giving us time to place our affairs so as earlier than the web page is taken down.

“From what we all know, this has to do with copyright infringement, as Warner Brothers holds rights to creating video games associated to each The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit motion pictures. On the identical time, we have no idea the particular purpose triggering their intervention , seeing as we’re a modification for an present recreation and a non-commercial undertaking.

“We have now despatched emails to the Mental Property workforce of Warner Brothers and we’re presently ready on some type of reply, in addition to a option to proceed importing our work right here. Our builders are nonetheless going sturdy, and you’ll quickly see some previews we’re certain you’ll take pleasure in!”

Within the meantime, the Rise of Mordor workforce is trying into rebranding, and discovering a reputation that won’t greet them with one other copyright discover.

And but, regardless of all this, the mod nonetheless seems to be accessible to obtain on Nexus Mods. How lengthy it stays this manner, nonetheless, stays to be seen.


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