IMPORTANT! A SITE IS STEALING MODS!
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:05 AM
Here's the discussion thread about it http://forums.runicg...8042&hilit=gmod This includes where the CEO came in and tried to defend his theft of other peoples mods. I just wanted to bring this to your attention, as the Nexus and other modding sites like it have made it possible for me to enjoy many of my games far more than I would have been able to if noone had ever made any more. I think that what this guy is doing is pretty dicked, especially considering most of you release mods to the public for free, and this guy intends to eventually charge for people to use the site once it's live.
If you guys don't think it's right for someone to use your mods to promote their companys site without your permission, let this guy know that he's infringing on your copyright!
Changed the thread title so people didn't misconstrue "this site" for meaning the Nexus --Dark0ne
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:08 AM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:31 AM
Hello all. Just found this thread and thought I would shed some light on gmod.com. This is Skylar Kreisher, CEO of Olympus Games.
First off, Webbstre, please let me know the name of your mod and I'll have it removed asap. We have a very strict policy of contacting developers before we upload content - I'm not sure why you weren't contact but I'm sincerely sorry. If you had contacted us we would have pull for you, we aren't trying to "steal" anyone's content. The site doesn't have a single ad or any other way of generating revenue. Our goal is to create an awesome site where people can share content.
I'm also sorry that our company site (olympusgames.com) is so outdated and doesn't provide any useful info. We have a new site in dev that we plan to launch in the next couple weeks.
I'd like to begin a conversation with everyone here and try to answer some questions about gmod.com. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what we are trying to do.
This is total bull of course. I had a look at the site, and they appear to have just bare-minimum copy and pasted the descriptions from RGF and Nexus, then cut out the bits that say 'requires permission' and the like.
It also has a box saying 'We are currently looking for (Insert Modder Name Here), Click here to claim your account'. So instead of saying something along the lines of 'Hi, we are looking into starting a new Modding website, how would you feel about creating an account and uploading some work to help us get started?' they have just gone 'We are new, we took your stuff. Make an account.'
Edited by CommanderCrazy, 04 July 2011 - 02:35 AM.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:43 AM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:52 AM
But it looks like they are removing stuff if they get an angry message from the author...
Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:03 AM
-Derp Derpington, CEO of Durrr.com
Sounds like your typical sleazy corporate noncommittal non-denial.
This seems to be the latest thing for gaming sites and file hosts. Wasn't there a thread just the other day? You'd think with copyright law trending toward draconian, that they'd be less brazen if they have much of anything to lose. Charging for access to Oblivion mods definitely runs afoul of Bethesda's EULA.
Edited by McMuffin, 04 July 2011 - 06:04 AM.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:18 AM
Anyway, the thread tittle is very strange... when a saw it I thought the OP was accusing TESNexus of stealing.
Edited by nosisab, 04 July 2011 - 06:19 AM.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:06 AM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:19 AM
Cheeky, but I have seen my mods on several sites I know I didn't give permission to. Not sure it is worth getting worked up about. As long as people don't come to the Nexus pages demanding why the version they downloaded on some other site had a virus that crashed their system and set fire to their dog.
Yes, but if that site charges a member fee to access mods, then there's a problem, because then they're profiteering off mods they don't have the permissions to host.