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  • @Dark0ne said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    Great. Well we all know where your loyalties lie, for yourself and not the modding community.

    You talk about "the modding community" like you are the modding community. You are not the modding community. You're a part of it, for sure, and I'm very happy to say that I most definitely do not stand up for any elements of the modding community who are breaking the law. I'll happily stand up for members of the modding community who are not breaking the law and are not breaking our Terms of Service who are being treated wrong.

    Also that last line proves you are an honest to god liberal

    I'm pretty much straight in the center of British politics, which is probably just a bit left of US politics. Either way, I have no idea if being "liberal" is meant to be an insult or not? What I do know is that it's utterly irrelevant to this conversation.

    I wasn't talking about banning Nazi images you dumb dumb.

    No, I didn't claim you were. I claimed you were talking about calling users Nazis, which you implied that I had in your previous. And I had, yesterday. Because he was, actually, a Nazi.

    I was talking about this bullcrap claim made by one of your supposed honest moderators that you conveniently overlooked:

    by ikt:
    "Okay, first of all, it's also kinda rude and predictable to call people Nazis."

    He wasn't calling people Nazis, either. He was stating it's rude and predictable to do that, which someone did. It was removed by a moderator. Hence why it makes less sense to you.

    This is all rather confusing and I've no idea why you brought up Nazis at all.

    Because you claimed that I was being toxic and insulting everyone which was not the case. Also have you seen all of the posts about this issue? I am not the only one that feels this way. You just choose to ignore them and say its wrong and that I am the only one standing up against this. What is wrong about making mods for a game that I love to play? That is not breaking the law. As I said before these mods are ENCRYPTED. I thought I might as well bold it for you, since you ignored it the last time. Users who blatantly decrypt my mods are commiting piracy, because they are not using them as is in the game. Frankly I don't care what your political views are. I was just baffled that someone mentioned Nazis at all. Also if you removed the post that was talking about Nazis you should have removed ikt's post as well. That way there was no confusion in the first place. Another example of the one-sided moderators that make this community toxic. Moderators backing up other moderators but not backing up normal posts. Moderators that ignore posts and insult users who don't match their own opinions and beliefs. THAT is exactly what I was referring to when I said toxic. Plus as an added bonus this forum we are talking on doesn't even show up on the main forum page. No one knows this forum exists unless they outright search for it. Why are these posts not sending notifications? Do you not want to have the modding community show their real views?



  • @Ze-Krush said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    @Dark0ne

         While I do agree that taking any mods down that will cause legal conflict is the correct option to do, I do think that that should apply to all content, not just radio station mods. And If you were to take all mods that possibly fall under risk of a DMCA takedown, that would count for all clothing mods that feature real life copyrighted brands, superhero mods, or anything to do with copyrighted content. 
    

    The entire thought of community made mods (that aren't monetized in any way) being taken down for DMCA is complete bullshit, people have been modifying games to their desire for years, and it should stay that way. The community shouldn't have to suffer the same way that the developers do to acquire the proper licencing. That shit's expensive as fuck, even IF people on the site were to pay a fee directly to the copyright owner. It would most likely be denied because it doesn't gain any active exposure towards the base company.

    Just think to how much it would cost, and how difficult it is to acquire a license to use the name "Kriss Vector" and the likeliness of the weapon in a mod. Companies normally don't want anything to do with "violent" video games anyways because of the risk it runs on them for news backlash.

    @Dark0ne said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    If you created anything unique from this work, such as your own code or image assets for the mod, then you own the IP rights to those assets you specifically made yourself. If you did not, then no, you do not have any intellectual property. The time you spend organizing copyrighted music others have made into a mod does not make the music assets in the mod yours.

    The same actions should be applied to all users that use "assets" that aren't theirs. '
    (That's if we wanna make this debate fair)
    But it isn't, if fair actions were used against all content that is at risk of a DMCA takedown then this site wouldn't exist. It would be a hub for people to create their own brands and ideas, vanilla reskins, and not much more.

    @HarleyQuinnSquad Mans literally found this thread yesterday, but It's been one of the most headache inducing topics I've seen in a while. I normally don't speak on subjects like this that everybody will have mixed opinions on, and it's clearly in the hands of the owners of GTA5-mods.com and the copyright holders, not enough people in the community care to fight against it.

    Another way that I see any radio station mods is as a personal mix, @krissboo makes dope mixes and if what he is doing isn't wrong in any way, then neither is what you, or anybody that creates these mods is.

    Sorry to drag you into this, bruh had to make a point

    No offense taken bro. I am glad that someone shares my views about this issue. Hear that @Dark0ne? I am not the only one saying this. But you are probably going to ignore it anyways Dark0ne. But yeah, they are trying to hide this thread as much as they can, for some reason. I have said the same things my bro, this will lead to ALL mods being taken down if GTA 5 mods doesn't stand up for their FAIR USE rights. This discussion is rather tiring but it has to be discussed, for the good of the modding community as a whole. But it is the one-sided garbage that makes me sick. The moderators here should be ashamed of themselves for acting in such an unprofessional way. Then they say I am rude? That is JUST CRAZY, all I can do is laugh at that idiocy.

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  • MODERATOR

    @HarleyQuinnSquad

    As I said before these mods are ENCRYPTED.

    Let's say someone rips a movie from a DVD, encrypts it, then uploads it to mediafire, and the only way for people to retrieve the movie is to decrypt it using a secret password. Is the person who uploaded the movie committing piracy, or are the users who are decrypting it?
    Seems like a very easy to way to skirt piracy laws, "I didn't commit piracy because I didn't upload the movie, I uploaded an encrypted version of it that people have to know the password to use!"

    No one knows this forum exists unless they outright search for it.

    Don't know what you're talking about...
    https://i.imgur.com/mZFa85Y.png
    https://i.imgur.com/sGLqLmz.png
    https://i.imgur.com/q75F97o.png

    Why are these posts not sending notifications?

    https://i.imgur.com/vRYJzoT.png



  • @Jitnaught said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    @HarleyQuinnSquad

    As I said before these mods are ENCRYPTED.

    Let's say someone rips a movie from a DVD, encrypts it, then uploads it to mediafire, and the only way for people to retrieve the movie is to decrypt it using a secret password. Is the person who uploaded the movie committing piracy, or are the users who are decrypting it?
    Seems like a very easy to way to skirt piracy laws, "I didn't commit piracy because I didn't upload the movie, I uploaded an encrypted version of it that people have to know the password to use!"

    No one knows this forum exists unless they outright search for it.

    Don't know what you're talking about...
    https://i.imgur.com/mZFa85Y.png
    https://i.imgur.com/sGLqLmz.png
    https://i.imgur.com/q75F97o.png

    Why are these posts not sending notifications?

    https://i.imgur.com/vRYJzoT.png

    This is exactly what MEGA does. They host anything people put on there and they are encrypted with a password. Anything that people upload is Totally Anonymous. Don't you know how people are getting around this stuff? Probably not because you refuse to open your mind to possibilities of solving this rather annoying DMCA issue. You would rather talk to people in a condescending tone and just ignore everyone's pleas. Very professional behavior.

    List of MEGA features:

    1. Secure Global Access
      Your data is accessible anytime. Use a web browser or one of our powerful apps, available for all major platforms.

    2. End-to-End Encryption
    Unlike most other cloud storage providers, only you control who has access to your data. Not even MEGA can access it!

    1. Secure Collaboration
      Share data and communicate with your contacts securely, and see their updates in real time.

    2. Massive Storage Space
      Not only are we more secure than our major competitors, we also provide a more generous amount of free storage.

    3. Live Encrypted Backup
      With our real-time file synchronisation and versioning features, your data is always safe and recoverable.

    4. Public Source Code
      To enable independent verification of the correctness and integrity of our crypto model and its implementation, we publish the full source code of our client apps.

    https://mega.nz/

    Also when I was referring to notifications I was talking about the forums HOME page. If you would actually read what I posted you would know what I am talking about: https://forums.gta5-mods.com/

    Because I explicitly stated on the HOME page:

    "Plus as an added bonus this forum we are talking on doesn't even show up on the main forum page."

    The notifications about new posts on the right side are not showing up for this forum. I guess I have to be very explicit since some people can't read.

    EDIT: You know it is funny that the notifications start working right when I mention that. Great save moderators! At least it is working now. Before you say that I don't know what I am talking about, check the previous posts I wrote. I mentioned this way back, this isn't the first time I mentioned this forum bug:

    " Since I have not violated their guidelines they cannot ban me for my views on the DMCAs. Instead they put us in a hidden thread on the forums that not only is not showing the new posts on the home page of the forums, but now it is their playground to insult and belittle us."


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    @HarleyQuinnSquad

    They host anything people put on there and they are encrypted with a password.

    They explicitly state on their website that they can and will respond to valid DMCA requests.

    Don't you know how people are getting around this stuff?

    That doesn't sound legal.

    Also when I was referring to notifications I was talking about the forums HOME page. If you would actually read what I posted you would know what I am talking about: https://forums.gta5-mods.com/

    The first picture I posted was on the main forums page.

    Great save moderators!

    I've already said this before: moderators have no control over the settings of the GTA5-Mods or GTA5-Mods Forums.

    Also: you ignored the question. Reminds me of something you've accused us of multiple times :)


  • ADMIN

    Since you keep saying we're ignoring you, trying to call out moderators for things we haven't even done, and claiming we're trying to hide this conversation (even when I've replied to this post multiple times to explain why you're wrong), I'm out. It's like talking to a brick wall and it's a complete waste of my time.

    I know copyright law on this topic. I've paid plenty of solicitors over the past 18 years to clarify this very topic for me, I don't need to reevaluate it. Sharing copyrighted music, encrypted or unencrypted, is illegal and I'm not going to change my mind on enforcing this rule on the site. This is now "end of discussion" for me.

    So, I was listening and responding, you kept on saying I wasn't, so now I'm definitely not.



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  • @Jitnaught said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    @HarleyQuinnSquad

    They host anything people put on there and they are encrypted with a password.

    They explicitly state on their website that they can and will respond to valid DMCA requests.

    Don't you know how people are getting around this stuff?

    That doesn't sound legal.

    Also when I was referring to notifications I was talking about the forums HOME page. If you would actually read what I posted you would know what I am talking about: https://forums.gta5-mods.com/

    The first picture I posted was on the main forums page.

    Great save moderators!

    I've already said this before: moderators have no control over the settings of the GTA5-Mods or GTA5-Mods Forums.

    Also: you ignored the question. Reminds me of something you've accused us of multiple times :)

    Just because MEGA says that they will respond to DMCAs doesn't mean they will act on them. They defend their users unlike some people I know on GTA 5 mods. They understand the concept of fair use and they make sure users privacy is contained and protected. IT IS COMPLETELY LEGAL! No one knows what is in the files you upload until you give someone the password to view the files. It is called PRIVACY, not PIRACY. Also I saw what you posted and I edited my post saying that the moderators changed the settings on this particular forum AFTER I pointed it out twice. So don't bullshit me, I know you guys can set settings on certain forums. I didn't avoid the question, it was a stupid question so I didn't want to answer it. You should already know the answer but I will humor you. NO!!!!!!! It isn't piracy for the uploader to upload the movie. I couldn't care less to be honest if it is piracy for the user to download the movie. Movies are so expensive anyhow. Like I said before people will try out the movie and then buy it later when they go on sale. There is no impact on sales at all. I can already tell that you didn't even bother reading those research articles I showed you, so here they are again:

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4831-net-music-piracy-does-not-harm-record-sales/

    http://www.unc.edu/~cigar/papers/P2PRevisited_IEP.pdf

    READ them this time instead of being ignorant and making false claims, YET AGAIN! You'd think you would get the point after a while.

    @Dark0ne said in Discussions regarding "Radio station mods, copyrighted music and moderation":

    Since you keep saying we're ignoring you, trying to call out moderators for things we haven't even done, and claiming we're trying to hide this conversation (even when I've replied to this post multiple times to explain why you're wrong), I'm out. It's like talking to a brick wall and it's a complete waste of my time.

    I know copyright law on this topic. I've paid plenty of solicitors over the past 18 years to clarify this very topic for me, I don't need to reevaluate it. Sharing copyrighted music, encrypted or unencrypted, is illegal and I'm not going to change my mind on enforcing this rule on the site. This is now "end of discussion" for me.

    So, I was listening and responding, you kept on saying I wasn't, so now I'm definitely not.

    Spoken like a truly brainwashed liberal. Also you are in denial because all of the things that I said happened in these very forum posts. If you don't believe me read them again because the proof is there. I have also replied back to you with facts and research about why piracy doesn't cause sales to drop, you just ignored them and didn't listen. You say you were listening but you never were. The only wall here is you! :P So you can cling to your stupid copyright laws while I make unique and fun mods for the modding community. You have made your views quite clear to everyone, so if GTA 5 mods deteriorates in a few years we will just take our mods elsewhere. In the end it doesn't matter what your views are, the mods will prevail elsewhere if needed. We hardly had a discussion, you didn't back up your claims with facts like I did. Lone and behold we see who liked your post, the gang of Jitnaught and ikt, how predictable. If it is the "end of discussion" for you and you are "out", then I said it once and I will say it again. Good Riddance!!

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    I am also done with this, because none of you will listen to reason and logic. Someone else can argue with these moderators, because they won't quit. So have fun arguing about things that don't matter, DMCAs won't stop mods from being made in the end. So with that said I AM OUT!

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