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Anderson last won the day on August 12 2018

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  1. Very true. Copyright disclaimer or no copyright disclaimer - your rights will not be protected if you don't defend them.
  2. If they didn't put any disclaimers in the metadata / properties of the file regarding who is the author and do not specify that to nobody, anywhere, forever- that means they didn't really care about copyright that much. People use pseudonyms here anyway. Most don't disclose their real name. This is equivalent/analogic to being anonymous.
  3. It's legal as long as nobody complains.
  4. Archive.org is a serious site that respects itself. They do not place advertisments so I would not expect problems akin to sharing things commercially like on The Pirate Bay with ads all over the place.
  5. Why so dramatic? They can / already have obtain / ed a permission from the copyright holders. You never know.
  6. Guilt by association will spare no one in the end.
  7. The quality of those photos is so high. Good find.
  8. "If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine."
  9. The Dark Mod would be more in the NGO / Non-profit side of entities, those rules would govern all rights and obligations here. Usually these rules are more relaxed in terms of taxes, acquisitions policies, reports and all of that. Especially since there are many NGO's that are inactive, so what's there to report? It's more about maintenance after creating the entity (the hardest part) but it should be in a jurisdiction with friendly laws to NGO's. Overall, there's no need to reinvent the wheel. Just conduct a survey / ask other developers of similar games that got on Steam with assets from different sources and try to see what practices work best - "No More Room in Hell" (turned standalone game from mod to Half Life 2 with maps designed by random people), "Alien Swarm" (developed on the Source engine again and published as a free game with support from Valve), "Heroine's Quest : The Herald of Ragnarok" (free adventure game on Steam), "Moonbase Alpha" (free game with content from NASA), "World of Guns: Gun Disassembly" (free but they have DLC), "Medusa's Labyrinth" (free game with a DLC just for symbolic support), "Only If" (free adventure), " Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist" and other free games. There may be more developers who made it with free games on Steam, but these seem the most relevant to the situation with The Dark Mod.
  10. I agree but it will be 100$ - https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/gettingstarted/appfee I think the payment might not be enforced for The Dark Mod which passed Steam Greenlight before the 100$ fee was introduced, but who knows? Also the aforementioned problem with using assets (many from sources to which links are "dead") for which there is no way of proving they can be used with permission from their creators. https://partner.steamgames.com/steamdirect. Perhaps in the given circumstances it would be reasonable to wait and/or promote the game on other distribution platforms - GOG, Epic Store or other. More and more instances of Valve being defeated over unfair anti-consumer practices might lead to more relaxed rules on this aspect over time as well. https://kotaku.com/french-court-says-valve-must-allow-steam-users-to-resel-1838259529 Thank you for your understanding.
  11. Hmmm, won't having a non Microsoft account with some generic "User" created by default be enough to ensure access if our drive dies?
  12. This point is very good. The presence of The Dark Mod on digital distribution platforms was to be achieved, but stalled because it requires creating a legal person with legal liability in case of contentious proceedings. That is the case for Steam at least. Do not know if there were any attempts to contact / inquire / negotiate The Dark Mod appearing on GOG.com and / or other services. The remainder of suggestions are probably not appropriate because the team does not wish to carry any risks for commercial use of any content / sounds / art in tertiary products which could result in legal problems to anyone involved. Everything is free with due credits / acknowledgements to their authors.
  13. In a way true, in a way not quite. All OS's have a problem. Android, iOS, Windows that when you go on old hardware too long and keep updating, the updates just break your device and you have to backtrack updates / disable manually various functions. Car repair shops are ok when they don't charge you too much for stuff or replace faulty parts and charge for them as if they're new. Especially if you're not tech savvy. Very easy to milk money. The most vulnerable people are those who are poor / live in a poor country / have an expensive car. Concerning Windows, I'm usually content with how it works, but the fact that there seems to be no threshold for updates kind of makes me worried. Maybe I'm a junky for making stuff work as long as possible and squeeze all the time I can out of it but it is not good if an OS works in a way that interferes with this. A consumerist economy where people buy things all the time and throwing away perfectly working stuff just because they have money, is not a healthy mindset and it's not sustainable. And again, the poorer people suffer the most because nobody studies how it affects them. They're not the target audience. That means there should be an option for more customization of Windows and its in-built features / apps including Windows Defender to help owners of old PC's. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-antitrust-google-exclusive/exclusive-texas-signs-ex-microsoft-lawyer-others-to-aid-in-google-antitrust-probe-idUSKBN1WB14N?il=0
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