I posted a bunch of images the other day I found randomly online. You may recall I was surprised at how they appeared to be showing characters etc that hadn’t even yet been officially released and pondered whether this was in fact a leak. Well EA contacted our server and got the images removed. So I guess that confirms it. Here’s a run down of what the message said:
We have received a formal DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice regarding allegedly infringing content hosted on your site. The specific content in question is as follows:
The party making the complaint,
Electronic Arts Inc.
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
claims under penalty of perjury to be or represent the copyright owner of this content. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), we have removed access to the content in question by moving it to an offline directory
If you believe that these works belong to you and that the copyright ownership claims of this party are false, you may file a DMCA counter-notification in the form described by the DMCA, asking that the content in question be reinstated. Unless we receive notice from the complaining party that a lawsuit has been filed to restrain you from posting the content, we will reinstate the content in question within 10-14 days after receiving your counter-notification (which will also be forwarded on to the party making the complaint).
In the meantime, we ask that you do not replace the content in question, or in any other way distribute it in conjunction with our services. Please also be advised that copyright violation is strictly against our Terms and Conditions, and such offenses risk resulting in immediate disablement of your account should you not cooperate (not to mention the legal risk to you if they are true).
They even got over zealous and removed the one of young Faith, which is bullshit since that’s been up since the first proper ME:C trailer.