Once again my website has been sent a notice to remove links to some content. The files in question are hosted with rapidshare, filefront or other. No files are hosted on our servers.
Basically, the files are game saves for Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. The saves include edited team names and kits (editing using the tools made available within the game it's self... no external tools required) of the Premier League sides. The Premier League are not licensed in PES 2008 and as such off the shelf the game does not have realistic looking kits or team names. By using the in-game editor, people update the kits/names and then publish their own game saves for others to make use of, to save them editing the kits themselves.
The Premier League this week sent me documents asking to remove the links to the game saves from our forum/website. But am I actually doing anything wrong by linking to game saves? If the edited data was made using external tools and required illegal modding of game machines I could see the legalities... but surely material which can be freely edited by anyone within the game can't be illegal?