Pokemon Go “pirate” links get takedown notices


Nintendo is trying to limit the distribution of Pokémon Go for Android through BitTorrent with DMCA takedowns, TorrentFreak reported.

It said that it has noticed several takedown notices issued to Google and Google Blogspot under the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) targeting links to Pokémon Go on torrent sites.

One such notice was issued by monitoring agents working for the Entertainment Software Association, which listed links to several unofficial downloads of an older version of Pokémon Go.

These notices come amidst warning from security companies like Proofpoint and Sophos, who warn that third-party downloads of the game may be infected with malicious software.

Although Pokémon Go is free to download, it is not yet available everywhere.

Niantic, who developed the game with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, has only officially released it in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Germany, and the UK.

Pokémon Go has seen tremendous growth over the past week with no signs of slowing down, and Niantic said its servers struggled to keep up with demand.

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