January 26, 2023

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Activision tells creators of popular Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone to shut it down by Monday

Activision has ordered the creators of SBMMWarzone.com to shut the website down by Monday.

The Belgium-based co-creators of SBMM Warzone said lawyers representing Activision sent a cease and desist demanding the website be shut down, citing privacy concerns.

In this letter, which Eurogamer has verified, the lawyers claim SBMM Warzone violates Activision’s API terms of use, infringes Activision’s copyright, violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and exposes SBMM Warzone’s creators to fines under GDPR. The letter goes on to say SBMM Warzone must be shut down within seven days of its receipt, which was 22nd March. We’ve contacted Activision for comment.

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