MiHoYo studio continues its hunt for leaks and dataminers in Genshin Impact. The publisher started legal threats against individuals and websites that relay or list the leaks. Honey Hunter, a database site still host many leaks, which recently represented a real arm to miHoYo, and refused to comply with the publisher's demands.
MiHoYo warned on September 10 that a DMCA complaint had been filed against Honey Hunter as a whole. However, the datamining of confidential images and stats are the real problem for the company.
The owner of Honey Hunter is shutting down the site for 24 hours. However, they explains in the announcement of the closure that they intends to study the options they have left, and that they might call in lawyers.
On September 12, Honey Hunter's owner revealed their plans against MiHoYo. the website migrating to a datacenter in Amsterdam, the capital of a European country where copyright laws are "more permissive". Honey Hunter thus planned to avoid MiHoYo's legal actions.
The website even went further by posting a disclaimer aimed at mocking the publisher's DMCA complaint. "Genshin Impact" thus becomes "Genshit Infract", and "MiHoYo" becomes "MeMeHoYo".
The community was kind of split around this drama. as MiHoYo is known to be quite agressive about the way they hunt down dataminers and leaks in general.
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