Modders requesting payment for their work on Street Fighter V content have reportedly been issued DMCA takedown notices from Capcom.
Eventhubs is reporting that a few prominent Street Fighter V modders who have been receiving donations for mod creations have supposedly received DMCA takedown notices from Capcom regarding some of their paid mods containing copyrighted material.
Khaledantar666 posted up a message explaining how he was ceasing activity on his Patreon page. He had been working on mods for a variety of Capcom games since 2009, but if you check his page now it’s empty save for the people he follows. Part of the message read…
“The DMCA notice was issued because Capcom is stating that we (modders) are using copyrighted materials to make our mods and earn something from our work”
The message is no longer available on his page, but you can still filter through his comments to find some of his work still available, such as his Laura cosplaying as Mileena and Jade from Mortal Kombat.
EventHubs also mentioned that other mod authors receiving paid donations from the community, such as BrutalAce, also briefly closed up shop. In a message posted on August 2nd, 2017, he mentions that he’s no longer taking donations, and that there were “lies” and “misconceptions” being spread about them on the Reddit communities for Street Fighter V modding.
Most surprising was that BrutalAce and Khaled were banned from the Zetaboards over the “paid mods” situation, where he explains in a post…
“Another reason why I am taking this drastic step is because I also got banned from Zetaboards by a so called admin who remained inactive for years with nothing done for the community and now he came out of nowhere and banned me and Khaled for creating “Paid” mods. That idiot didn’t even bothered discussing with us about what’s going on or what’s our side of the story, when we were the ones who contributed to his modding group for years, easy way to earn cheap respect I say.”
Surprisingly TerryXX has not been hit with any DMCA notices, not as far as his posts are concerned. His paid mods are still available for Street Fighter V. So technically it could have been Capcom attempting to crackdown on modders receiving funds for mods based on certain kinds of copyrighted material, perhaps those related to Marvel or Nintendo properties?
If Capcom is really serious about cracking down on certain kinds of copyrighted material, you might want to get your hands on the Zero Suit Samus mod before it’s wiped off the net for good due to a DMCA claim.