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GlitchMasterShmit

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#1 11 years ago

Uhh, yeah. Whenever you see someone put in the ReadMe of their mod "This cannot be used w/o my permission, blah blah etc", that really doesn't mean anything. You'd need a licensed copyright (which can't be obtained due to the game/modding tools all belonging to LA and Pandemic) in order for someone have to have your permission to use your mod/map/etc.




XxDepredationxX

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#2 11 years ago

Yes thats true but you still have to give credits to the creator when you use it. It's like stealing your son away from you.




GlitchMasterShmit

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#3 11 years ago

'cept my son doesn't exist yet. and no, you actually don't have to say anything about the person who made the mod/map u used or changed.




XxDepredationxX

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#4 11 years ago

It is still stealing, use the common manners to ask the creator and most of them will gladly let you use it. Hmm, did you stole someones mod? (Just Kiddin')




GlitchMasterShmit

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#5 11 years ago

not yet :]




Maveritchell

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#6 11 years ago

It's just a courtesy thing. I would hope that anyone who takes up modding has the common courtesy to respect the work of those that've come before. Additionally, any reputable modding site would warn or boot you for pulling a stunt like that. Besides, I can't speak for everyone, but I just make it a request, and not a matter of legal compliance in my readmes: "Please do not redistribute this in any way without express consent of its developer (me)."




Teancum

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#7 11 years ago

Though I can't say we agree on a lot, technically GlitchMasterShmit is 100% right. If I remember right everything still belongs to Lucasarts. It's been awhile since I read this specific EULA, but it's similar with every EULA. Crediting an author is simply needed on sites for courtesy and respect. Like Mav' said any decent site won't post a file with borrowed-without-permission stuff out of respect for the original author, but it's technically 100% legal to use another person's community made stuff.




caleb1117

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#8 11 years ago
GlitchMasterShmit;3926893'cept my son doesn't exist yet. and no, you actually don't have to say anything about the person who made the mod/map u used or changed.

Wow, how ethical. :rolleyes: I hope your right tean, filefront should not support maps that uses anothers work without permission.




GlitchMasterShmit

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#9 11 years ago

i agree though that some form of respect for the original author should be at least shown (in the map or readme, etc)