@LeannaRed - If you could be so kind, tell him the following:
How WTC is a part of the "previous GTA game?" Does your BF want to copyright New York or something? How about Rockstar paying a penalty to the city of Los Angeles for creating a video-game lookalike?
We said %^&# off to "Fake Two" because they wanted to destroy the tool completely. Not just "put some rules in place". Do your research. If the rules put forward were reasonable and we both shown some respect towards each other then, I think, that could work. I am an idealist though... so I might be wrong on how the world works. What I'm certain though, is that yelling and cussing is never a good way to get things done.
You are not being billed for downloading a mod. You don't pay for author's products but just may support them personally, so the mods cannot be qualified as an "illicit" use of copyrighted material, since no copyrighted material is being sold here. Still, this is a "derivative work" discussion, which I am not willing to continue here. There are people out here who may explain it better.
@LeannaRed said in YouTubers earning tons of money on our mods, without giving credit...:
"...it also monetises it itself, by placing ads on pages with copyrighted content taken from other games." - What do you even mean by that? Tell it to most every channel on YouTube that places adverts during video.
If he has issues with that, make him talk to the moderators, instead of putting you between us as a shield. Cheers!