Quote from Sironin
Except it is true. No amount of adhesion contracts (take-it-or-leave-it EULAs) can suborn someone's copyright (at least in the US, copyright law does vary in other countries).
And you're accusing other people of sticking their fingers in their ears? See, unlike every single "pro-modder" poster in this thread, I am capable of doing the most minimal amount of research to determine legal precedent to back up my arguments.
This is not a one time thing. Blizzard has repeatedly sued and won against people who sell unlicensed products for their games. They are just one of the most visible (and stringent) enforcers of their right to prevent people from making money off of user-created content. Do your own research if you don't believe me. Again, why do you think it is that not one modder directly charges for their mods? Making money with your mods from adfly is still iffy legally, but it obviously isn't the same as directly charging for your mods because there is no actual transaction taking place
If your goal was to frustrate me, consider yourself successful. I'm not used to people just repeating their claims over and over again in the face of a mountain of contradictory evidence.
Quote from KuroNeko87
I do not want to add more fuel to the fire, and I have NOTHING against modders, but I bet that most of these modders trying to enforce their copyright have, are, or will download a movie, album, software, or game off the internet illegally, which is more damaging (monetarily speaking) than putting a mod in a modpack or updating a mod without permission.
To put this in perspective i went into TPB and looked for the most seeded software torrent. It turns out to be Adobe Photoshop CS6 13. Said software has a list price of $699. There are currently 4661 seeders (or people that already downloaded it and are sharing) and 462 leechers (or people currently downloading it) That makes 5123 the times this software has been illegally downloaded only in this venue. Going by these numbers Adobe has lost $3,580,977. In this situation i can see why copyright must be enforced as businesses make software to EARN money.
It's more than that. Even if modders could sue for copyright infringement (and there is absolutely no empirical evidence indicating they can) it is literally impossible for them to sue for damages, because they are legally prohibited from directly profiting from their mods.