@JohnFromGWN said in Regarding Rockstar's updated modding policy.:
In the SP Universe they can only protect their own IP. If someone uploads a Coke or Pepsi t-shirt here it will be up to those companies, not R*, not T2I, to make a DMCA claim
Partially true. They will vigorously go after Libery City mods; but they are legally also required to state their gaming platform can't be used to violate the IP rights of others. Like you say, though, in practice, they really only care about their own IP, of course.
Misuse is another story. That is defendable. But removing real world brands? Come on.
You better believe it. Like Ren said, try finding Louis Vuitton on 5Mods.
If they ever tried to enforce bullshit on SP, the workaround would be Steam emulators or cracked games - this would of course alienate their fan base so I don't see them going there.
Nobody can practically prevent a SP player from having a Louis Vuitton item in their game. (Or Liberty City, even) But the official Louis Vuitton Malletier company can, and actively does, send legal notices to 5mods to have mods with their brand removed. As Dr. Evil told Nr. 2: "That, too, already has happened." So, they can certainly go after the sites that distribute their brands -- thus making it harder for ppl to get access to these type of mods. So, it's not about "police a stupid policy on the 100s or 1000s of user maintained RP servers," but simply about cutting off the source(s) to these materials.