ModdingCopyright Issue?
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Josh364
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Hello,

I have an idea for starting a business to do with modding.

I was thinking of setting up a website that would allow people to advertise and sell their mods and other works.

However, I'm concerned this may lead to issues about copyright, because people would be selling mods that would have some code or graphics that is already present in vanilla versions of games.

What do you think? Is selling a mod a copyright violation? I don't want to be assisting anyone in breaking the law.


Regards,

Josh
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Unfortunately selling mods would result in copyright issues because as you've pointed out in almost all cases the games code will be in the files.

Sites like nexus mods let you tip creators were newer platforms like mod.io are working directly with publishers to add paid mod support.

When it comes to paid modding mod.io are on the correct path to make that happen even if there are serious doubts that people would even pay for UGC outside of Minecraft/Rolox.
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