Report: Activision Files Subpoena Against Reddit to Find Out Call of Duty Warzone Leaker

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In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on Call of Duty news, a huge load of info regarding Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode allegedly called “Call of Duty Warzone” has leaked online.

While leaks are nothing new in the video game industry, apparently, Activision isn’t taking this one lying down. Not only has the publisher filed takedown notices for videos that showcased gameplay of Warzone, but it seems the company has even filed a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) subpoena from a US court and handed it to Reddit in order to weed out a user who leaked what seems to be promotional material for the mode.

The filing has been obtained by TorrentFreak which you can check out below.

Activision is trying to figure out the identity of Reddit user “Assyrian2410” who posted the leaked Warzone artwork.

Petitioner, Activision Publishing, Inc. through its undersigned counsel of record, hereby requests that the Clerk of this Court issue a subpoena to Reddit, Inc. to identify alleged infringers at issue, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘DMCA’), 17 U.S.C. § 512(h).”

“The DMCA Subpoena is directed to Reddit, Inc. Reddit is the service provider to which the subject of the subpoena – Reddit user ‘Assyrian241O’ – posted infringing Activision content.”

The filing was done on February 14, 2020 at a California district court.

Interesting to see whether Reddit complies with Activision’s demands, and it’s important to note that the Assyrian2410 user account has been deleted in the same day the image was leaked — presumably to protect his identity and his source.

Also important to note here, notable Modern Warfare leaker TheGamingRevolution has had his Warzone gameplay footage taken down by Activision, and even had his Twitter account suspended.

We’re keeping a close eye on this and will post any further developments.

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