Vid Yanked Off Infinity Ward Channel — On Modder's Takedown Notice

The displeasure directed by some in the Modern Warfare 2 PC community toward Infinity Ward isn't limited to petitions. This weekend, YouTube removed a video Infinity posted to its channel after a modder filed a DMCA takedown notice.

BASHandSlash user PST*Joker has claimed that Modern Warfare 2's AC-130 reward (achieved for a killstreak of 11) was influenced by mods he and other PC gamers made to the original Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward posted a video (above, currently hosted on a non-Infinity Ward account) highlighting the AC-130 bonus in Modern Warfare 2.

So one of the site's community members sent a tweet out to PST*Joker recommending he, as the owner of the content, send a DMCA takedown to YouTube. "See how youtube responds," he said.

Shortly thereafter, the video was pulled, right off of Infinity Ward's official channel.

BASHandSlash says that after the takedown, Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling direct messaged PST*Joker about the removal: "Really? Copyright infringment claim? :sigh:" read the message, according to BASHandSlash.

MW2: IW Gets AC130 Takedown Notice [, thanks Sean H.]


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    lol thats actually kinda funny, i hope ppl keep doing this? :P i really hope ppl piss of IW

    Can someone explain the relevance to me, or is it an example of how easily youtube folds to DMCAs?

      PC gamers have not been very happy with many of IW's MW2 decisions, the biggest of which is the removal of many features that have always existed in PC versions, such as dedicated servers, 32 player servers, console commands and lean.

      To a community that pretty much made IW what it is today, with it's intense support of COD2 through various custom mods and maps, it's a huge 'Thanks for the cash, now piss off!' from IW.

    This just shows how stupid youtube is really. Copy right infringement on something they own lol.

      It's all a joke but at the same time... its like... Infinity and the PC community laughing with each other at something funny. But the laugh isn't really and there is actually anger behind their faces. Then they both suddenly stop and pull a reaaaaaal angry face at one another.

      But then Infinity go back laughing but the PC community don't.

      AKA. They've been effed up by Infinity and they ain't happy! WHy not do some crap that will piss em off that isn't just pirating their game.

    this is a stupid connection but my friends dad is in his clan and we were talking bout it 2 day and he showed me some stuff on youtube about the gunship that joker made.

    he said jokers gonna sue infinity ward cos they went on his server and took the gunship and tactical nuke ideas.

    Gee, I'm sure the guys will feel bad about receiving that email from fourtwozero. That's like being told off by the kid who smears dog poop on the playground swing seats.

    Seems like this is the fight at the playground while Joker's mates (PC users) steal Infinity Ward's lunch (MW2), feels like our games are getting more and more watered down, then the prices go up. Fight on PC gamers, earn your dedicated servers.

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