Twitch Blog: Who bears responsibility for game mods?

  • I pose a question to you: If I create and release an innocuous game which is modifiable by anyone, and somebody creates a sexually explicit add-on for the game, am I responsible for this user generated content? At first many gamers might say "No, because you didn't create the content yourself." But, I did create the platform and give the modder the means to turn my innocuous game into anything he or she likes.

    It's a very pertinent argument doing the rounds at the moment as the likes of Jack Thompson and Co use third party mods as pretext to launch legal action against publishers and developers.

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