Club Penguin-rewritten fan page has been shut down by Disney, three suspects arrested – IGN

Club Penguin’s fan-made recreation has been shut down and seized by police due to copyright issues.

Three people were arrested after action taken by Disney, which owned the original site and shut it down in 2017, but they have since been released. As reported by TechCrunch, the Club Penguin Rewrite was created later that year, but as of April 2022, it has ceased to exist.

The website’s Discord was emptied except for one message from an administrator who said “we have voluntarily given control of the website to the police so that they can continue their copyright investigation.”

A statement was also posted on the Club Penguin Rewritten website by DC Daryl Fryatt of the City of London Police’s IP Crime Unit (PIPCU), who said a complaint had been filed under copyright law.

It continued: “Three people were arrested on April 12 on suspicion of distributing copyright infringing materials and searches were made. They have been released under investigation, and to help with the police investigation, they agreed to sign the website. for PIPCU control. “

It is not the first Club Penguin fan remake that has been shut down, but given the police’s seriousness and involvement in this case, it may be the last.

A server was taken down in 2020 apparently in connection with reports of e-sex, while other re-recordings have involved horrific blood sports.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He will talk about The Witcher all day.