Originally Posted by asherkin
It's illegal to distribute until the situation is resolved with Kigen.
*illegal to distribute here, since we've already received a takedown notice for it. Users that haven't been issues a takedown notice or are in other jurisdictions are under different circumstances.
We've not heard from any lawyer on his side, but the DMCA doesn't require that. Anyone can demand that something be taken down and then compliance is required. You have to take it up with that party if you believe anything to be wrong with it.
Kigen is actually working to benefit cheaters (working as an anti-anti-cheat, if you will) by trying to disallow anyone from using SMAC.