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Switch emulator Suyu hit by GitLab DMCA, project lives on through self-hosting

Accepted submission by Freeman at 2024-03-22 15:42:49 from the surprise surprise surprise dept.
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https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/03/switch-emulator-suyu-hit-by-gitlab-dmca-project-lives-on-through-self-hosting/ [arstechnica.com]

Switch emulator Suyu—a fork of the Nintendo-targeted [arstechnica.com] and now-defunct [arstechnica.com] emulation project Yuzu—has been taken down from GitLab following a DMCA request Thursday. But the emulation project's open source files remain available on a self-hosted git repo on the Suyu website [suyu.dev], and recent compiled binaries remain available on an extant GitLab repo [gitlab.com].

While the DMCA takedown request has not yet appeared on GitLab's public repository of such requests [github.com], a GitLab spokesperson confirmed to The Verge [theverge.com] that the project was taken down after the site received notice "from a representative of the rightsholder." GitLab has not specified who made the request or how they represented themselves; a representative for Nintendo was not immediately available to respond to a request for comment.

Previously on SoylentNews:
Here's How the Makers of the “Suyu” Switch Emulator Plan to Avoid Getting Sued [soylentnews.org] - 20240318
Switch Emulator Makers Agree to Pay $2.4 Million to Settle Nintendo Lawsuit [soylentnews.org] - 20240308
Emulation Community Expresses Defiance in Wake of Nintendo's Yuzu Lawsuit [soylentnews.org] - 20240303


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