GTA 5 exploding telephone mod smacked with YouTube takedown, as if Samsung had any likelihood of reversing that messaging

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Ah sure, fostering sick will! That will restore this whole catastrophe of a telephone launch.


There’s a GTA 5 mod which adds exploding Samsung Galaxy 7 Note phones you need to use as a weapon. You can admire it in motion within the GIF above, through Redditor Haku111.

Do you recognize why it exists? Because Samsung Galaxy Note 7 telephones explode. They explode a lot that Samsung recalled them, however then the replacements additionally exploded, so the whole line has been deserted, manufacture has ceased, and all units ought to be returned for a refund instantly – earlier than they explode.

There’s not likely any PR response to this case – “sorry we put you in extreme danger of death by house fire” doesn’t actually lower it, hey – however right here’s a sizzling tip: getting out your DMCA staff to take down movies of a GTA 5 mod in motion is just not actually useful. And but, that’s what the corporate has elected to do, efficiently getting the preferred video of the mod faraway from YouTube.

As The Verge argues, it’s nearly actually a misuse of the DMCA software for the reason that YouTuber who posted the video didn’t break any copyright guidelines. Unfortunately even with YouTube’s enchantment system uploaders are sometimes on the receiving finish of the extra garbage elements of the system.

What was the purpose of this? Is it an try to silence dialogue of the truth that Samsung Galaxy 7 Note telephones explode? If so, Samsung hasn’t performed an excellent job of it, as loads of different movies of the identical mod are nonetheless accessible. No, I’m not going to hyperlink them, Samsung minion; you are able to do your personal Google searches as an alternative of harvesting from key phrase alerts. Small rebellions.