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    posted a message on how to distribute my UI now?
    Quote from darkeh4321
    eh copy right laws from the US effect me in the UK? maybe if its being distrubeted from the US but all others i dont have to worry then.

    but srsly, you copyright your addons?


    darkeh, copyright laws are complicated and I don't think you really want to start getting in deep into that stuff. But yes, you need to obey the UK copyright rules - that harmonize with the EU rules since UK is part of EU - that take into consideration the international issues. So in some way you will need to obey certain universal copyright laws, despite where you live.

    But more important than that, you should feel that it is morally wrong to abuse other peoples' rights. You really cannot fell it?

    Would be nice if such moral guidelines would actually matter to people (again).
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    Quote from Kaelten
    No his point is well stated in that the post he was responding to was completely false. Phanx, and other authors, have a RIGHT to ask for their works to be excluded for UI Packs.


    Kaelten, I totally agree with you in that authors have the right to control the distribution / re-distribution / use / etc. of their work. As I said in that post

    Quote from Mirion
    On the other hand, addon authors just like any authors have the right to decide if and how they want their work to be distributed and used.


    Actually, I really don't understand some ppl's attitude that is like "it is free, so I am free to do anything I want with it." Well, you are not. The author has put a hard work in that mod or graphic or anything else, and he is giving you right to download and use it, but you must respect his rights. Take it or leave it. Simply as 1x1.

    And because it is publicly available and you don't need to pay for it, the least you can do is to respect these rights!

    (On the other hand, sometimes the atmosphere really starts to be hostile and abusive on the forums when these questions are discussed, which is sad.)
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    Quote from Torhal
    Wow! NOW I understand! Since I put my computer on the Internet, it's perfectly alright for someone to install a malicious program which allows them to send spam to everyone on my contact list - because the Internet is for SHARING!

    It's so clear now!

    Troll.


    Torhal, your example totally fails to prove any point, since it is simply a wrong example. And being scornful to others will not make you right.

    On the other hand, addon authors just like any authors have the right to decide if and how they want their work to be distributed and used.

    About the maintainance of addon compilations and dynamic or "soft" linking them: between two patches a well written addon does not need to be "maintained". If it works well, its stable and well tested, then it will continue working till the next patch. Maybe the author adds new features in the meantime, but that is another thing.

    Good compilations are released when the addons they contain are in this "well tested and stable" state. It is the responsibility of the person who creates the compilation.

    And not all of us are "addon junkies", so a lot of ppl actually like to use compilations of all sorts.
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