Good news, everyone. Remember how Bandai Namco issued a DMCA takedown notice for the popular DSFix mod for Dark Souls yesterday? Apparently it’s all an unfortunate mistake.
According to NeoGAF forum member Chariot:
Chariot took the time to call FDS File Defense Service managing director Volker Rieck. Apparently FDS was hired by Bandai Namco’s European division to issue take-down notices for a Dark Souls debug executable currently doing the rounds on the ‘net — with tweaks that allow players to unfairly exploit glitches, making it easier for cheaters to gain an upper hand in multiplayer against the honest, hardworking Dark Souls-playing everyman.
DSFix was just caught in the crossfire. FDS says it’s fine with mod creator Durante re-uploading it and for Dark Souls players to continue using and sharing it. I know I’ll be re-installing Dark Souls and DSFix in celebration.
Durante himself seemed a little bemused: “Well, that’s good. I’d hope they’d be less trigger happy about their takedown notices in the future, but it’s very unlikely to happen. If a file from someone gets taken down which doesn’t cause a part of the internet to blow up it would probably still stay down.” [NeoGAF]