Blizzard Is Trying To Censor All Overwatch Porn From The Internet
(Last Updated On: May 29, 2016)

The only thing that some people are interested in regarding Overwatch is the porn. In fact, the only search keywords that any of our Overwatch content comes up in is in relation to Overwatch SFM models and Overwatch porn. No one who comes to this site is at all interested in a vanilla, repetitive multiplayer shooter. Well, Blizzard apparently doesn’t want the only thing that Overwatch is good for to be the only thing that Overwatch is known for, so they’re cockblocking nerds by forcing the panties back on Tracer and Widowmaker, with copyright infringement notices and DMCA takedowns.

PCGamesN picked up the story from some posts over on Reddit from user spornm where they explained that he makes NSFW videos using Valve’s Source Filmmaker (which seems to be the only quality content made in SFM), and Blizzard has been dropping banhammers on Overwatch porn. Spornm wrote…

“One of the biggest out there right now is by far is Overwatch, people can’t get enough of it. Expect Blizzard, because today I got this.

 

“A few seconds earlier I got anther one on anther short movie that was uploaded there. And I’m by far not the only one, whole sites are shutting down due to these DMCA’s.”

Spornm didn’t make a post with empty words. He came bearing gifts.

The Pornhub video featured Tracer and Widowmaker from Overwatch involved in futa sex with Liara from Mass Effect. It’s not surprising that sponrm was likely cleaning up on views from the video given that the third most searched item on Pornhub regarding Overwatch was “Tracer futa”, according to stats that Pornhub released to the public on their insights page.

Blizzard is also going after those on tumblr and other blogs. NSFW content creator Ellowas’ posted the following on his blog, stating…

“As you might have noticed, due to the recent media coverage on Overwatch-porn, a lot of creators have been hit with copyright strikes and got their stuff taken down – me being one of them.

“I just received my second and final warning from Tumblr, forcing me to strip my blog from any posts, in order to protect myself from being banned.

“No idea how things will go from here.”

For some strange reason PCGamesN tries to paint the picture as if some kind of thievery was going on involving Overwatch SFM porn, writing…

“[…] the porn creators are ripping the assets straight out of a game, modeling genitals onto them and bashing them together really fast. So these aren’t even artistic impressions – they’re essentially stolen character models being used for something they shouldn’t be.”

“Stolen character models” applies to every SFM, Garry’s Mod machinima, and any video game machinima on the web. Although, I wonder if they still consider that being “used for something they shouldn’t be”?

According to the Fair Use doctrine by Standford University

“[…] a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.”

They even further delineate on the use of works under the depiction of “parody”, with attorney Rich Stim explaining…

“A parody is a work that ridicules another, usually well-known work, by imitating it in a comic way. Judges understand that, by its nature, parody demands some taking from the original work being parodied. Unlike other forms of fair use, a fairly extensive use of the original work is permitted in a parody in order to “conjure up” the original.”

Thus, Overwatch porn could fall under fair use, especially since the porn involving futanari “enhancements” requires actual modification to the character models. In this case, adding genitals to a character and making them perform in physically exhaustive acts that they originally cannot do in the original game could be considered “transformative”. But I doubt Blizzard even wants to give anyone the opportunity to see it that way.

I know the SJW games media out there will try to spin it as if using Overwatch models in SFM movies is “illegal”, but they’re only doing that because games media is sex negative. But if using Overwatch models in SFM machinima is “illegal” then so is Rooster Teeth’s Red vs Blue or every single other SFM short film, parody, music video or clip featuring characters from a wide tapestry of video game brands. In that case, every other Garry’s Mod video would need to be pulled off of YouTube for copyright infringement.

And speaking of Overwatch characters in SFM short films on YouTube… you can check out one of the few videos that haven’t been pulled down by Blizzard yet featuring Tracer’s butt, courtesy of Gacnac. Enjoy it while it lasts until it gets hit with a DMCA or the author’s YouTube account is terminated due to multiple copyright strikes.


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