A law firm claiming to be acting on the behalf of Nihon Ad Systems (NAS), an animation production and licensing company that currently manages many of the rights of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, has filed a cease and desist order to the popular third-party online duel simulator.
According to head administrators from Dueling Network, the website was ordered to remove all imagery relating to the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game and animated series.
Currently, there is no evidence to imply any involvement on the behalf of Konami.
In addition, based on the information we currently know, the C&D order is limited to DN. It will not affect the Wikia-hosted Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki or our own site, YGOrg, which are legal entities independent from DN and should be protected under the rules of Fair Use.
We’ll keep you updated if more information comes to light.