Ayunami's new eaglercraft was reported

Ayunami’s new eaglercraft project was taken down even though there is nothing that violates Replit’s terms and services (i think). Can someone please bring it back?


Hey there @ArmaanSingh30,
We are sad to say that Microsoft (Parent company of Mojang, creator of Minecraft) have filed copyright claims (DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act). According to Wikipedia, a DMCA is:

It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works

Therefore, these are going to be banned in the future on replit since eaglercraft allows one to access Minecraft without the restrictions, regulation, and $26.95 USD fee.

“Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Wikipedia”. En.Wikipedia.Org, 2020,
---- Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Wikipedia.


But, ayunami’s project does not have the client it just has how to make a server that can not be DMCA. Only the client can be DMCA which is not on the project.


DMCA is a law, not a state of being. Replit could get sued if they allowed it.


@Firepup650 I think this time Eaglercraft is on the good side.

There are many, many perfectly legal websites that allow you to set up your own server. This new version of Eagler lets you set up a server but it WILL NOT allow you to access the client which allowed you to play Eagler. Pretty sure actual versions of Minecraft Java are able to join these servers so it requires you to have paid for Minecraft Java. This means that this type of thing is nothing new.

Here is a section of the DMCA thing on GitHub that is linked to the old Eaglercraft.

Mojang is aware that there is a clone of Minecraft known as EaglerCraft which is a clone/rewrite of Minecraft the game. EaglerCraft is built on the same mechanics, use of textures, and other game systems and UX as Minecraft. EaglerCraft allows the connection to servers and does not align to the authentication schema of the authentic Minecraft game. Exact source code or pixel perfect images do not need to be in the repo to constitute copyright infringement. The development and distribution of this product infringes Mojang’s intellectual property rights and violates the Minecraft EULA. EaglerCraft also infringes Mojang’s Minecraft copyrights by using Minecraft character designs and artwork to advertise these services.

Notice how all of this describes the client for EaglerCraft. What made Eagler so notorious is that you have access to something that is very close to Minecraft, and it’s playable. There are no more images in the server, the source code is much different as it no longer is a game; it is a server hosting thing. It no longer uses Minecraft character designs, it just makes a server that an actual Java client can use. There is no artwork to “advertise these services.”

I could definitely be wrong on some things (please tell me how) but I don’t see why this could be taken down. If this could be taken down, why can’t something like Minehut or Apex Hosting be taken down?


If Microsoft threatens to sue Replit, Replit’s admins can either comply or risk a lawsuit.


What would they threaten them with? Nothing from Minecraft is being taken anymore. No images, no game design, so what is technically the problem here?


Replit’s reputation is important, and since the game thing is often abused by students, it could damage Replit’s reputation with schools.


I checked the ToS for anything that could be used against Eagler:


Illegally transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission;

No property is being illegally transmitted.


We respect the intellectual property rights of others, it is our policy to respond to any claim that User Content posted on the Service infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.

Like I said, there is little feasible because no assets are being used, no game code, just a server that’s started.

I finished scanning: there is nothing about hurting reputations with schools in the ToS. I agree this is very important, but there are specific reasons that stuff that hurt reputations with schools are banned: proxies because of section 4.24, unblocked games because of copyright, but what is the problem with Eagler regarding the ToS?

I also realized I am supporting Eagler; I don’t support it at all, but right now, I don’t see any fault that Replit could use. It is just like any other project or website. Also, I know that some schools SUPPORT Minecraft (obviously they don’t support Eaglercraft, but I just wanted to bring that up).


The Repl owner needs to make an appeal, and then we can take a look at reversing the decision if the Repl doesn’t include any protected Minecraft client code. Thanks!


Eaglercraft is a cracked version of minecraft designed to run in your web browser for free.

for free

wait, isn’t that piracy? minecraft costs money. it turns out to be piracy, which is why it was taken down.


It was a form of piracy. (It actually never wanted to be free, it just wanted to be a Minecraft game that students could use).

The new one shouldn’t have any piracy problems AFAIK but ultimately staff decides.


It actually did violate replit’s terms of service as it states: Use the Service to create a proxy with the purpose of circumventing any firewall or other access control measure. Because in ayunami’s repl, you can use it to create an “about:blank” page which counts as a proxy.

Yes, that is exactly right.