Actually, Take Two and its subsidiary Rockstar Games should be glad over a busy modding community. The launch of the new edition of GTA: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition was technically not too much success.
In order to improve the game quality, it was Fodder from all over the world made the task of increasing the new classics. Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy now also has its own Nexus mods page, on which players can already find some improvements for the Open World Games.
Take Two sued Fodder
Take Two Ignores the new mods so far and has its focus on a few special fodder, which dealt with the original versions of GTA 3 (Buy Now) and GTA: Vice City. Their projects are enhancements for both games that allow players to enjoy these outdated games with significant improvements.
The parent of Rockstar Games sees in the modifications called RE3 and Rev a violation of the EULA of the company, which prohibits the change in the source code of the games and sues the responsible fodder.
In addition, the RE3 project adds new cheats, which is also prohibited by the EULA. In addition, Take Two poses to the team, to create and distribute pirated versions of GTA 3 and Vice City. Therefore, the company challenged compensation according to the copyright law.
The modern defend themselves against the allegations
The Modding Group consisting of Angelo Zamenhof, Theo Moira, Era Oculus and Adrian Grader. They responded to the action by a lawyer and defend themselves against the allegations. They go to the individual allegations and dispute them mostly.
Nevertheless, in some cases, you also need to specify not enough knowledge to give an answer to certain allegations.
In the lawsuit, it is especially important to reverse engineering, which involves the change in the source code. The defendants see them a redesigned use of the content and insist that this is due to the definition of fair use in the sense of the American Copyright Act.
In addition, in your complaint, you will assist that Take Two would have allowed in the past mods for GTA 3 and Vice City without taking action. In the reply it says:
These supported, encouraged or permitted mod projects demonstrably required the reverse engineering of software as the defendants should have made. According to the information provided, the defendants had a tacit license to carry out the actions contested as the applicant otherwise his copyright had given up.
What do you think of Take Two s measures? Should you allow the fodder to grant?
From Dina Makovich
18.11.2021 at 13:15