Last Monday, Pavel Djundik must have had a few drops of sweat beading on his forehead. The creator of SteamDB, a database that references Steam games, had just received a second notice for piracy from the giant Sega about his page Yakuza: Like a dragon. He preferred to deactivate it, for fear of seeing a horde of lawyers tumble down. Then he called for help on Twitter.
Can anyone help getting in touch with SEGA?
Their lawyers are trying to take down Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s SteamDB page claiming that we distribute the game.
I took the page down because they did not reply to the first abuse report and sent a new one to our hoster.
– Pavel Djundik (@thexpaw) March 29, 2021
Obviously, it worked. Pavel Djundik managed to contact Sega to sort out the issue. The famous page is back online. Sega, in fact, uses anti-piracy software that scans the Internet on a massive scale for counterfeit sites. The page of Yakuza: Like a dragon
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The concern is that there was no verification. It was enough to open the page to realize that it was not a hacking site. Obviously, the lawyers foolishly took the results of the software at face value and sent their threatening letters straight away. However, Sega promised that it would henceforth “Parameterize more finely” its systems. Fault confessed, fault half forgiven.