#1 2021-05-02 22:28:43

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DMCA notice for downloading bf42

I downloaded the bf42 HD torrent the other day (dont have original anymore) and just received a DMCA notice from my isp. It's the same torrent I used a couple years ago when I reinstalled it.

Will they be popping me when I open the game or are they just monitoring the torrent tracker?

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#2 2021-05-03 00:52:11

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Re: DMCA notice for downloading bf42

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Ya, from torrent.

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#3 2021-05-04 06:59:49

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Re: DMCA notice for downloading bf42

As far as i can understand, the game now is so called Abandonware.

Link to EA games support forum where they mention about this.

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Other-Battlef … -p/5257259

Link to abandonwaregames.net

https://abandonwaregames.net/game/battlefield-1942

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Sunshine wrote:

Will they be popping me when I open the game or are they just monitoring the torrent tracker?

I dont understand why they should monitoring if you start a game, thats has no logic at all. Anyway, for the future get a vpn, its better in the long run.

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#4 2021-05-04 09:11:49

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Re: DMCA notice for downloading bf42

I have a VPN, but I didn't have it on there -.-

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#5 2021-05-04 21:52:32

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Re: DMCA notice for downloading bf42

I don't think battlefield classifies as abandonware as the hardware it runs on is still easy to purchase.

For that matter compare here: https://web.archive.org/web/20131123031 … index.html

On the other hand EA was offering it for free on origin a few years ago and hasn't made any other offers available since.
So a DMCA warning seems disproportionate.

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