Earlier today our forums were taken offline by Dreamhost because someone filed a DMCA complaint. The person filing the complaint claimed he owned the rights to a specific piece of content posted in our forums by a member of the community. The content is question was a list of leaked perks for the upcoming game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
At this time we do not believe the individual who filed the complain is part of Activision, nor do we think he owns the rights to the information. We plan to file a DMCA counter-notification against the party. We could easily remove the content and therefore enable the forums faster, however, since we are not infringing on any rights, we want to take a stand against these sorts of actions.
With that said the forum will remain down while we sort this out. The blog will continue posting news and original content as usual, but you will not be able to post comments on the articles until we resolve this matter.
Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience the downtime may have caused.
(Update after the break)
We have contacted Dreamhost and they have told us we can reinstate the forum as soon as the content in question is removed and we can still file the counter claim afterwards if we want. We wanted to make sure this was okay to do otherwise this would have been done yesterday, but you can never be too careful. So we have temporarily trashed the post in question, and as soon as we get the go ahead we will replace it. Everything is back to business as usual sans the content in question.
Enjoy, and sorry for the inconvenience again during this downtime.