Watch out for "Mod Drop" before they get TTW!

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EnderDragonFire
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Watch out for "Mod Drop" before they get TTW!

Post by EnderDragonFire » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:30 am

In case any of you are unaware, "mod drop" is a site dedicated to illegally hosting people's mods without their permission. They are *proud* to be copyright violators, and have taken mod piracy to a whole new level. Since they have no regard for copyright anyway, I would not be surprised if they don't try to host TTW at some point, complete with Fallout 3 assets. I would ask the TTW team to please *be vigilant* about this; they could wind up getting you guys in trouble with their stupidity. I would hate for any more mod authors to get caught up in this mess, least of all you!


Other people have explained this better on YouTube and Reddit than I can:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhB3c9YZC4


https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14188?tab=description


https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/comments/6ors8c/moddrop_whats_this_about/https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/402881-important-a-site-is-stealing-mods/


https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/comments/6ors8c/moddrop_whats_this_about/


http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1227832-gmodcom/


If you happen to, for some reason, think this is NOT a problem and/or is legal, I suggest reading this post by Dark0ne (the owner and admin of Nexusmods):


https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/771842-copyright-and-you/


UPDATE: Apparently, they are already hosting (cleaned) Skyrim DLC files on there! Holy crap. So, the fact that they are willing to host Bethesda's files is a forgone conclusion. Which makes TTW an even more likely target. 


EDIT: AAAND *drop* we have already lost talented mod authors because of this harebrained scheme; Elianora has taken down all of her Fallout 4 mods indefinitely. Good job, Mod Drop! You are *really* helping out the community by driving all of it's talent out and pissing off the people who make the mods! 


https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/comments/7lk9y9/elianora_just_announced_on_facebook_she_will_hide/drmyskm/?context=3


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Well aware of ModDrop, thanks

Post by RoyBatty » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:47 pm

Well aware of ModDrop, thanks for posting about it however.


We'd rather this particular drama be kept off our forums though. ;)


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