GTA Modding Scene has been hit with a C&D

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Re: GTA Modding Scene has been hit with a C&D

Post by Lamby » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:06 pm

yes and no

it's a step toward better consumer rights, but is really about third party businesses repairing or altering a product for resale and not being sued for doing so through a consumer contact agreement or something like Lexmark does. video games must still be in this "can a consumer actually 100% own it if online is in question" limbo and regardless of mods' purpose, they just have to make the argument they are or could be used as detriment to online play i guess

idk exactly, this is just me trying to corroborate what i read and apply it; legal isn't my forte. also not saying "because it's legal you should get over it" i'm just looking at it through the ruling's lens. we gotta ways to go as far as individual consumer rights, unfortunately.

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Re: GTA Modding Scene has been hit with a C&D

Post by EvilPinkamina » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:27 pm

Also lets be honest a modder probably can't afford to fight against a company the size of take 2. The US legal system only really works if you have the money to use it, and typically people creating software for free can't afford to fight a game publisher.
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Re: GTA Modding Scene has been hit with a C&D

Post by Lamby » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:35 pm

yeah quite true
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Re: GTA Modding Scene has been hit with a C&D

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:49 pm

Wow, the Supreme Court ruling was even more limited than I thought(I was pretty sure it only covered hardware, but I thought it would at least cover things like third party overclock mods and custom case work and not just third party repair).

Of course, at least in the US, it doesn't help that the Constitution more or less gave Congress a blank check to set IP law and that no one with the authority to do so hasn't declared that lifetime + 70 hardly sounds like "limited time".
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