Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Red Dead Redemption 2’s Modding
GameDaily.biz recently covered the legal issues modders encounter in the video game industry.
Here is an excerpt:
In general, mods can only work by violating the EULA. Often, their creation also requires acts that could constitute copyright infringement. Modding could also violate the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” Huffman told GameDaily. “Modders risk a cease and desist in most cases because the publishers and developers don’t push much beyond that. But in a worst-case scenario, they risk a federal lawsuit where they could be forced to pay damages, including, potentially, statutory damages and attorney fees.”
You can read the whole article here: Red Dead Redemption 2’s short-lived Hot Coffee mod shines light on legal tightrope modders must walk