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News video games 28 March 2021, 19:30

author: Agnes Adamus

Activision Demands Shutdown of CoD Warzone Stats Website

Activision has sent a C&D letter to the creators of SBMM Warzone. The website collects data on users' statistics, which, according to the American company, among other things, violates their copyrights.

SBMM Warzone is a website that tracks the stats of people who play Call of Duty: Warzone. Thanks to it, we can see, among other things, skill rankings. Data presented on the website is collected from public profiles on Battle.net, PSN and Xbox. As it turns out, the website is to terminate its activity by next Monday. The reason for this situation are the claims made by Activision.

As a reason for this action, lawyers of the American company gave the infringement of copyright and the rules of use of the API. Additionally, it was reported that SBMM Warzone violates privacy laws applicable in the European Union and the United States.

As a reaction to the letter, the creators of the website published a statement, in which they informed that they sent a request to Activision for a meeting, amicable settlement of the dispute and possible cooperation. So far, however, they have not received a response from the company.

One of the website's creators spoke out on Eurogamer. As in the case of the above statement, he emphasized the desire to cooperate with Activision. He also stated that the data stored by the site are limited only to the statistics from the matches.

At this point the matter seems to be decided. Tomorrow is the deadline set by Activision, and the company has not issued any comment on the matter. This may suggest that it is not interested in cooperation.

  1. Activision - official website
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