Fans Stand Divided as miHoYo Takes Down Honey Hunter for Posting Copyrighted Content of Genshin Impact

Published 09/12/2021, 12:28 PM EDT
Source: miHoYo


miHoYo has amped up its efforts to combat leakers of Genshin Impact. Earlier in the year, the studio, through its official Twitter handle, gave out a stern warning to websites and content creators who promote this illicit activity. The studio took stringent actions against leakers and now it has targeted the Honey Hunter website.

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This popular Genshin Impact wiki was famous for distributing leaked information and copyright content. The owners of the website shared a tweet stating that miHoYo is actively trying to take it down by invoking copyright acts. This has forced the website to shut down for the foreseeable future to avoid legal discourse.

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Twitter reacts to Honey Hunter vs Creators of Genshin Impact

Honey Hunter shared a blog post stating that it has no choice but to close the website. The studio sent out a legal notice to the website’s hosting provider to take the website down as it contains illicit content. This has caused a major uproar in the community as the fans shared their thoughts about the recent development. The community stood divided on the matter as certain fans supported the move while some fans were unhappy.

It is undeniable that Honey Hunter was breaking the law by distributing the said content. These assets and content pieces are miHoYo’s intellectual property and the website has no right over it. This fan-supported miHoYo’s move by claiming the same and called it daylight robbery.

This was all but inevitable, as the studio had already warned of legal troubles to leakers of the game. miHoYo did the right thing by attacking the source of the biggest leakers of their title.

Some fans were unhappy with the way things played out as Honey Hunter shut down the website. This fan called miHoYo for shutting the wiki down instead of merely going after the leaked information. This website serves as a major source of information for the community and comprises intricate details about the game.

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The studio indeed asked the community to refrain from spreading leaked information. This was all but inevitable as support for miHoYo continues to pour in.

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Where do you stand in this debate? Are you happy with miHoYo’s decision to strike down Honey Hunter? Let us know your thoughts in the c0mments section below.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is a senior writer for eSports at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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