Samsung Takes down Video of GTA V Mod Where Galaxy Note 7 Was Used as an Explosive

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 21 Oct 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has been the source of many jokes and online memes. One particularly funny joke saw a YouTuber modding GTA 5 to use the Galaxy Note 7 as an explosive device. The handset could then be used as an explosive device to blow people or objects in the game.

The funny video went viral, and that did not particularly go well with Samsung, which has managed to take the video down by claiming a copyright infringement. If you have not already seen the video, then it’s your bad luck. However, considering how popular the video became, it is only a matter of time before it once again resurfaces on the internet.

GTA V Samsung mod

While it is understandable that Samsung took down the mod to protect the reputation of its Galaxy Note branding, the company needs to realize that the brand has been damaged beyond repair. The Galaxy Note 7 is the butt of many jokes now, and there is little that Samsung can do to change things around.

It makes little sense for Samsung to actually pull the video down claiming a copyright infringement, and it just goes on to show just how nonsensical these copyright infringement claims can be.

[Via TechDirt]