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Nintendo DMCA nukes 8,535 GitHub copies of Switch emulator yuzu

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The battle continues! The fallout is ongoing from the legal battle between Nintendo and yuzu that saw the yuzu team fold.

It's getting increasingly difficult for anyone to host a copy of the original code, or forks that continue it on, as Nintendo are not stopping in their battle against the popular Switch emulator. Nintendo sent another DMCA over to GitHub which caused 8,535 source code repositories to go offline

In the DMCA notice available on GitHub it mentions:

Note: Because the reported network that contained the allegedly infringing content was larger than one hundred (100) repositories, and the submitter alleged that all or most of the forks were infringing to the same extent as the parent repository, GitHub processed the takedown notice against the entire network of 8,535 repositories, inclusive of the parent repository.

The DMCA also states that yuzu "illegally circumvents Nintendo’s technological protection measures and runs illegal copies of Nintendo Switch games".

GitLab isn't safe for yuzu-related code either, since they took down suyu too.


Pictured - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Credit: Nintendo

Meanwhile, Ryujinx is just sat over there in the corner, hoping Nintendo don't come calling.

Nintendo are clearly keeping a constant watch on anything related to yuzu, and they're quite busy lately, even putting Garry's Mod in their sights to get content removed.

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dpanter May 3
Pictured - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Credit: Yuzu
Oh my goodness. My rage at Nintendo has no words. Why are they going after random GitHub repos and not people who are pro emulation like Linus Sebastian? Is it because they only go after people who can't fight back?
Teomyr May 3
I really don't understand why these people doesn't run their own Gitlab server (or similar) ?

It's not that hard and really should be for folks who can code like that. I administer a Gitlab server and sure it's frequent updates, but other than that it'a piece of cake. Just host it somewhere DMCA does not apply.

This issue is another good indicator why the "cloud" is not a good idea. It's just a fancy name for someone else's server. This goes for most things. Technically competent people should really have their own DNS, email etc. as Internet was originally designed.
Quoting: TeomyrI really don't understand why these people doesn't run their own Gitlab server (or similar) ?

It's not that hard and really should be for folks who can code like that. I administer a Gitlab server and sure it's frequent updates, but other than that it'a piece of cake. Just host it somewhere DMCA does not apply.

This issue is another good indicator why the "cloud" is not a good idea. It's just a fancy name for someone else's server. This goes for most things. Technically competent people should really have their own DNS, email etc. as Internet was originally designed.
not everyone has the time or resources to set up their own server, LET ALONE THEIR OWN DNS AND EMAIL. Edit: It’s easy for you because you administer one. That would be like a doctor wondering why people don’t do their own medical appointments because it’s easy for them


Last edited by Nateman1000 on 4 May 2024 at 1:49 pm UTC
I mean, let's not pretend anyone didn't see this coming. While I do certainly agree that Nintendo's litigious nature is ridiculous, when they settled the lawsuit with Tropic Haze with the requirement that they shut down operations of Yuzu and Citra, the point was to prevent further distribution of Yuzu and Citra. Folks could certainly back up a copy of Yuzu or Citra, but distributing it was only ever going to end one way.

Honestly I wonder how much consideration was put into trying to sue each individual distributor, because it's not like Nintendo's lawyers would hesitate to sue individuals into indentured servitude for the rest of their life.


Last edited by JustinWood on 3 May 2024 at 3:05 pm UTC
Quoting: NathanaelKStottlemyerOh my goodness. My rage at Nintendo has no words. Why are they going after random GitHub repos and not people who are pro emulation like Linus Sebastian? Is it because they only go after people who can't fight back?
there’s a difference between suing an emulator and people who are pro emulation. (Usually) you can’t sue people for their opinions
Darkie May 3
tbh, GitHub is not safe enymore at all... You beter make owne (site) or somekind.
It seems everone can (Sent DMCA) it seems.. So that site is not really Trustworthy of keeping it.
kokoko3k May 3
For Github operators is as easy to track which is/was a fork as you hit the button [fork].
To make it harder for them to find you, you could clone locally, create a new repo and upload it ex-novo.
Clone today, upload in a month or so would be even better.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 3 May 2024 at 5:03 pm UTC
mrdeathjr May 3
seems nintendo will be prevail above yuzu

reality






Last edited by mrdeathjr on 3 May 2024 at 3:26 pm UTC
Szkodnix May 3
8535 forks in the Github, 8535 forks in the Github.
Send DMCA! Nuke them all!

17070 forks in the Github...
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