Activision targets Call of Duty: Warzone leaks with DMCA takedowns

Artist's conception of Activision lawyers diving into action to issue copyright notices for leaked footage.

Activision is using DMCA takedown requests to try to suppress leaked footage of a new Call of Duty: Warzone map that hit the Internet yesterday.

Copies of the leaked footage, which comes as part of a celebrity-filled promotional video for the game, is still available on YouTubeReddit, and other sites as of this writing. Video Games Chronicle confirmed the authenticity of the4 leaked footage yesterday, though it didn’t cite any specific sources.

This morning, though, VGC reporter Andy Robinson tweeted that his Twitter account had been locked due to a DMCA notice surrounding that coverage. “Still, as if there was any doubt, that’s confirmed our story,” Robinson wrote. An Activision representative was not immediately available to respond to a request for comment from Ars Technica.

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Activision targets Call of Duty: Warzone leaks with DMCA takedowns

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