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united-states There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on the game. The difference between modding and cheating is largely a matter of semantics. In some cases, cheaters can use facilities which are deliberately built into the game, without modifying it (e.g. cheat codes, console commands, etc.). However, it is difficult to see how ...


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If you can accurately describe in one license what constitutes the conditions where you wish to let users freely copy the software, and forbid any other uses, then you can also offer a second license that allows specified commercial uses with a second license. Basically, it reduces to being clear (to yourself and to the world) on what you mean by "...


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In copyright law, such an app is a joint work, and each developer is a co-author. Either may use or license the work, but any profits are jointly owned, and in the absence of any specific agreement to the contrary, must be split equally. If one co-author is marketing the work, and sharing the proceeds equally with the othe co-author, s/he is acting legally ...


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The answer, of course, is "it depends." I can see at least 3 main issues here. They are as following: Is there any type on encryption that is used to protect the information the user would need to access in order to cheat? If there is, then they can (in theory) be sued for violating DMCA. Any claims about the strength of the encryption (or lack ...


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Does this EU court ruling effectively allow paying customers to remove a DRM product which is slowing down their game? It depends on whether (1) the DRM materially impairs the performance of the game, (2) there is no alternative [practical] solution, and (3) the extent of the modification does not go beyond what is necessary. Regarding elements (2) and (3) ...


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Not on its face DRM are a deliberate “feature” of the software and cannot therefore be considered an “error” that the user is entitled to “correct”.


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The basic rationale of all licenses is that you are not allowed to copy or distribute someone else's works that is protected by copyright, unless you have their permission. The license states what you are permitted to do, under what conditions (and may also carry disclaimers which could legally protect the copyright owner in case the software causes damage). ...


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The example code explains a procedure or method of accomplishing a goal, in the process conveying certain ideas. 17 USC 102 (b) provides: (b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is ...


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