I noticed that my game, Bubble Pond, has been hosted on numerous sites without my consent. Examples:
Has anyone else had their games lifted by sites like these? Any suggestions of actions I could take?
P.S. Here's the game as hosted here for context:
Bubble Pond has been removed from PlayPico. I have a script that checks the BBS to make sure games are CC-BY licensed, but it looks like it somehow got broken (probably after the BBS updates several months back). Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
some of my games have been leeched that way, but they still feature a link to my itch.io page so I see it more as some ""exposure"" (though I still fail to notice any kind of click my way tbh).
as a side note, I wouldn't put playpico in the same bag. scathe is part of this community, is very respectful of everybody's work and I really don't think he's making a living out of it. I see it more as some extension of the BBS and I'm personally happy to see some of my games there :)
The only thing I can suggest short of asking them to remove it (which isn't a lost cause - others have done that with some level of success before - there's a thread about that here somewhere) would be to remove or obfuscate the links to the games in your post, so that you're at least denying them the extra click revenue or search rankings they might be getting from this site (ironically). Post screenshots instead.
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