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Nintendo Shuts Down Browser Based Game Boy Emulator

Many gaming fans love to play old console games in browser emulations, but Nintendo is less amused by these fan-made recreations. This week the company took down a popular JavaScript-powered Game Boy Advance emulator with dozens of pre-loaded games, claiming several copyright infringements.

Microsoft Takes Pirated Windows NT 4.0 Source Code Offline

Windows NT 4.0 may be nearly two decades old but that doesn't mean that Microsoft wants its sensitive source code out in public. After ignoring a copy of the partially leaked code for several years, the company recently asked GitHub to take an unauthorized copy offline, with success.

Google Porn Takedowns Carpet Bomb Github

An anti-piracy company has caused Google to wrongfully remove dozens of Github project URLs. Acting on behalf of a porn company, Takedown Piracy asked the search giant to remove links to several projects including those owned by Facebook, Netflix, Yahoo and openSUSE.

Blizzard Nukes Popular HTML5 Version of StarCraft Game

Blizzard has taken down a browser-based version of the classic game StarCraft, citing multiple copyright infringements. The game and dozens of forks were hosted on GitHub for less than a month. The developer said he created the HTML5 game because he loves Blizzard and StarCraft, but the feeling clearly isn't…

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