Club Penguin Online shuts down after receiving copyright claim from Disney

One of the largest unlicensed Club Penguin fan servers, Club Penguin Online, says it will shut down at the end of the month after receiving a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice from The Walt Disney Company.

Club Penguin Online, an unlicensed revival of the popular Disney-owned children’s social network, is one of the largest fan replicas of the game, accruing over 8 million users over the last two years. In a now-removed blog from this week, Club Penguin Online wrote that the game would no longer be running “after May 2020” as the result of a copyright claim. The notice, which is available in full through the nonprofit Lumen Database, says the site “is an unauthorized version of the Club Penguin game and contains…

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