portlegs are theft. hope this helpsbut why the hell is there a portleg rule. i understand theft
it's not about stealing from sega, it's about installing a baseline for how artists would like their work to be treated. they put their own effort into the things they made, and, whether it's based on an intellectual property or not, i think that's worth respecting. it's like saying to someone whose fanart was reposted on twitter without permission that it's justified because they were not given a license to that intellectual property. artists deserve the respect of not having their artwork stolen or redistributed without their permission. i'm sure sega would agree.i understand theft, but copyright over a fangame that's not even official, and that used multiple sonic characters.
"I'm stealing Sega's stuff but don't steal mine kthx" is literally how i can describe the law here.
said website has copies of mods that the original creators put their time and effort into reposted without their permission. a lot of said mods are either A. in official development for the current version of srb2, or B. can very, very easily be gained authorisation to be ported officially by someone else on the message board. it's very easy to get permission, but the people who port it without don't actually care about the artist, they care about having the mod in 2.2. otherwise, they would've gotten permission.also, it's just an alternate forum. this drama is all really stupid over another website.