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#8617624 Oct 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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Hi Everyone, long time no see :)

It's recently come to my attention that some FATE mods have been showing up that use models and textures ripped directly from other games. I wanted to take the time to make sure everyone understands that this is not okay.

This is partly my fault for being so absent from the forums (otherwise I could have made a post about this as soon as it came up), so if you're someone who has posted or downloaded a mod like this (an example would be heron's WoW mod), don't sweat it. All I'm asking right now is that if you are hosting a mod like this, please remove it from your hosting provider. If you are working on a mod like this, please discontinue your work. Going forward, if we see new mods like this, we will first remove the thread and warn the modder once, but any repeat offense will result in an immediate, permanent ban.

Stealing intellectual property is not something we're going to tolerate on this forum. The FATE Mod community is a wonderfully creative bunch who has created all sorts of awesome, original content, and there is simply no reason to be stealing other people's work.

To be clear, I'm not saying "No WoW Mods" - it is OK to make a WoW-inspired mod (or any mod inspired by other intellectual property), so long as all of the content therein is 100% your own work. The only exception to this rule is if you have explicit, written permission from the developer or publisher of the game to use their material.

I'm sorry to come on to the forums just to make a somewhat heavy-handed announcement, but I felt it was important to get this information to you guys ASAP. Hopefully, you'll see me (and other WT employees) around the forums more often in the near future :)

Until then, if you have any questions about this, please feel free to post them here or send me a PM. I'll do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion.
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