11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by chrisDrake146, May 14, 2023, 12:36:13 AM
QuoteIf you wrote the software, then you shouldn't be referring to it as "3rd party software".If you wrote it, then you own the copyright, and can do whatever you want with it (I believe that this is the case, if I understood correctly).If you didn't write the software, yet are distributing it, you are infringing on the author's copyright (but that doesn't appear to be the case, if I understood correctly).
QuoteAs for contributory infringement related to other people using your software for hacking games... that's generally more difficult to claim, and even more difficult to prove.On the one hand, the manufacturer can't control whether a hammer is used for nailing two boards together or for bludgeoning somebody to death. So, use of something outside of its intended purpose can't be blamed on the maker.
Quote(Note: I am not a lawyer so this is merely my opinion, not legal advice).
QuoteOn the other hand, if you are explicitly encouraging people to use the software for an illegal purpose, you may be jointly liable.
QuoteIf you are writing something which essentially functions as part of the game, there may be other rights that the original game authors have.
QuoteHaving said that, even if they object to the existence of your mods, a first step would generally be a "cease and desist" order prior to a suit.
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