Nintendo's Hunt For Zelda TotK Leaker Gets Discord In Trouble

The gigantic Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom art book leak didn't just slip past Nintendo. They didn't find the leak very funny and are now hunting down the leaker on Discord.

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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom leaker is on the run from Nintendo | © Nintendo

The full Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom art book was leaked in February. Although the leak didn't reveal much of the game itself and only made us more excited about the release, Nintendo wasn't too happy about it. And whenever they see a chance to sue somebody, they will take it. The wanted leaker can be found on Discord, and Nintendo has asked the platform to provide his personal information.

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Nintendo Sends A DMCA Takedown To Discord

Nintendo is trying to track down the identity of the leaker and since the leak came from discord, they were able to get the username of their main suspect. Whether the user is actually the leaker, no one knows. Nintendo has now gone to court and sent Discord a DMCA notice.

A DMCA notice informs a company that their platform is hosting or linking to content that violates a copyright. Since the leak originates from Discord and was still to be found on a Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom server, Nintendo has a right to demand that this content may be deleted. Just a few hours after the DMCA was sent to Discord Inc. they responded with the statement, that the “content will be removed promptly”.

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Zelda TOTK leaker is wanted by Nintendo | © Nintendo

Discord Gets Demanded To Reveal The Leakers Identity

But that wouldn't be enough for them, right? No, Nintendo went a bit further and demanded from Discord to deliver the leakers personal data. This data includes their name, address, telephone number, and e-mail addresses.

We believe that Discord is unlikely to share this information in order to protect the privacy of its users. However, this does not mean that Nintendo won't find their target, because the chances are high that Nintendo has also hired a private detective to collect the data about the alleged leaker.

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