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GTA V Vine Leaks  (Source: Gizmodo)
If you're going to leak footage, be smart enough to remove move your gamer tag from the video

A gamer going by the name of was able to get his hands on an early copy of GTA V ahead of its launch. Exactly how he was able to get hands on the early copy is unknown. The braggart wasn't happy simply inviting a few friends over and playing the game before most people got their hands on it; he instead decided to make hordes of short Vine videos in order to gain internet notoriety.

The problem with this plan was that he apparently left his Gamertag clearly visible in at least one of the videos he made. As a result, Microsoft banned his Xbox console for life from Xbox Live.

What that means is while he will be able to play off-line games on his console; he'll have to buy a new one to be able to access Xbox Live. He will also lose any achievements and other content associated with that Gamertag.


Rockstar has a very cut and dry policy on this sort of thing. The policy reads, "Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos."

At the time of writing, we were unable to get any of the video clips on Vine to launch. We don't know if that means they were taken down or if there's just so much traffic that the videos are unavailable. Indications are that the short videos show off the inside of houses, in-game smartphone, shooting mechanics, and much more.
 
GTA 5 set to officially launch tomorrow.

Sources: The Sixth Axis, VG247, Gizmodo



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RE: Great
By Dug on 9/16/2013 4:20:41 PM , Rating: 3
This wouldn't hold up anywhere in a court of law.

" l. Uploading, posting, streaming, accessing or otherwise transmitting any content that you know or should have known infringes or violates any third-party rights, any law or regulation or contractual or fiduciary obligations; "

It doesn't infringe or violate third-party rights. You have to research what rights a third-party has.
There is no such thing as a law or regulation or contractual obligation for showing software he purchased.

He is not under NDA, he did not acquire the software illegally. If the software has a disclaimer that you can not use it or show it before a certain day, then it needs to be clearly stated on the packaging or in the description when he bought it. I'm sure neither of these is true, as I don't even see it on their website.


RE: Great
By SPOOFE on 9/16/2013 4:59:25 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
This wouldn't hold up anywhere in a court of law

Which would become a relevant observation if this ever sees the inside of a courtroom.


RE: Great
By Flunk on 9/16/2013 5:03:18 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
he did not acquire the software illegally


That hasn't actually been proved yet, Microsoft routinely bans people for using pirated pre-release software.


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