Techdirt: Metal Gear Solid 2 And 3 Taken Off Digital Storefronts Over Licensing For Historical Videos

Techdirt: Metal Gear Solid 2 And 3 Taken Off Digital Storefronts Over Licensing For Historical Videos . “While readers here will be familiar with the importance and practical usage of fair use, caution often causes creators to shy away from that affirmative defense. For instance, Konami recently announced that the second and third iterations of its Metal Gear Solid franchise are being temporarily pulled down from digital storefronts, as are any digital collections that include those games. Why? Well, it appears that Konami had originally licensed a bunch of historical war footage to use as snippets in those games and those licenses lapsed without being renewed.”

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