MiHoYo and Honey Impact are bitter enemies, and both have tried to shut down the game’s website. Both companies have taken action to suppress leakers and remove their content, but the game’s web host is still up and running. The site’s DMCA has been removed, but it was a mistaken assumption on the part of miHoYo’s legal team. Even if Honey has been unsuccessful in the DMCA, the company is standing by its Terms of Service (TOS), which protects the players.
What is Honey Impact?
The website Honey Impact is the largest wiki database for miHoYo’s Genshin-Impact fanfic. The website was recently sued by Bilibili, which extracted information on 11 of the biggest Genshin-Impact leakers.
A DMCA takedown of the website is a serious blow to Honey Impact. The game’s developer, known as Honey online, explained that Honey Hunter World violated Mihoyo’s end-user agreement by copying the game’s materials and confidential statistics.
The developer further stated that the website was displaying copyrighted works and copiedworks that were protected by the copyright. The company claims that it has defended the game against Mihoyo’s claims, and the website has since removed its link to it.
Mihoyo’s DMCA tookdown of Honey Impact has sparked outrage from Genshin Impact fans. As the developer of the game, Honey Impact has tweeted that the website will be shut down in the next 24 hours.
Users are advised to stay tuned for further notice. The move has caused outrage among fans of Genshin Impact, but some believe that mihoyo has every right to block the website.