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Sadly today I have been requested by Bethesda Softworks to pull the mod "Morroblivion" from the site as it breaches the EULA for Oblivion. Matt Grandstaff explained the situation:

Essentially, we let folks mod our games like Morrowind or Oblivion, but we donít allow for folks to take content from another game and put it into a new game Ė even if they own both copies, and even if it's one of our own games.


The situation is unfortunate, as Morroblivion was a great tool I'm sure made with the best of intentions, but the rights to this content belong to Bethesda Softworks and they are perfectly within their rights to make such requests. While I'm pretty liberal when it comes to the content allowed on the site (nudity, violence, etc. etc.) when it comes to copyrights and content ownership I have to draw the line.

Hopefully you can all appreciate the situation. If you believe a file you're looking at is in breach of copyright or takes content from Morrowind, or any other game, please use the "Report this file" feature to inform the staff on the site so it does not potentially affect myself and the site itself.

Thank you.

Update
Before locking a topic on the official forums about Morroblivion, moderator Dogsbody has provided further clarification on the matter:

There are many reasons why this is so; among others, it is important to protect the original licensor's rights when Bethsoft has licensed a resource to use in a game. That license may allow use of the resource in that game alone, and Bethsoft is duty-bound to prevent the resource from being used in any other game, including their own.


It is evident many users are upset by the decision and many of us, myself included, were wondering why exactly this had to be done. Hopefully this helps patch things up. I stand by the comment that providing this information from the offset, rather than it being weeded out of different people gradually, can only bring good things. Communication communication communication.

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Breach of EULA or not, the guys at Bethesda responsible for this are fools.

Here a guy has created a program, free of charge, that actually gets people to go out and buy, not just one, but two of their games. In response, they squash that program from the face of TESNexus.

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That is frankly absurd, and clear abuse of intellectual property law. Bethesda lawyers need to go back to school.

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no! they cant do this :( what about CNME?

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What is CNME?

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http://www.tesnexus....le.php?id=14929

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It depends of Morroblivion, so it's a dead mod ... it adds just a script which teleport you to Morrowind, it's legal but useless.

Sad day ...

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Breach of EULA or not, the guys at Bethesda responsible for this are fools.

Here a guy has created a program, free of charge, that actually gets people to go out and buy, not just one, but two of their games. In response, they squash that program from the face of TESNexus.


You of course are absolutely right!
The only thing that this could do is give people a reason to buy more of their product, so what do they do?
Take that reason away.
Textbook example of cutting your nose off to spite your face.
Sure they have the legal right to refuse but it makes no business sense.

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I find myself wondering when exactly this corporate mentality entered Bethesda Softworks.

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As long as the Morrowind content isn't being put up for download, does it really have anything to do with them? :/
My opinion of Bethesda would have lowered greatly after reading this, if wasn't already as low as it can go.




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