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The comparison of mods to music remixes, and attempting to examine a monetization model that is mechanically similar, is inappropriate in my opinion. It fails to recognize the huge, glaring difference between these two types of fan works: In the case of a remix, the remix does little or nothing to promote sales of the original music. I'd go so far as to argue that monetized remixes actually decrease sales of original music as they compete for listeners' limited dollars. With mods, this is not so - mods (at least up until someone picks them up to publish separately) very much promote sales of the original games. You can't play a game mod without the game. I think it's pretty clear that the mod scene has extended Skyrim's sales cycle far beyond what would normally be expected for a typical "one and done" game. Through these increased sales, stores, publishers, and developers are already getting paid. Put simply, mods increase the value of the original property, while remixes do not (and arguably decrease it).

Mechanics of the process aside, If you ask me if it would be ethical for modders to get paid for the work they put in, then my answer would be, "Obviously, yes"; however, given that the companies responsible have already gotten paid, the 75/25 split seems completely ridiculous to me. Further, the idea that even asking for yet more money from the consumers might be economically unbalanced (I haven't nailed down my own opinion on this yet), even if the entire amount went to the modder. I've often thought that if I ran a publishing company, the "fair" thing to do would actually be to pay the modders out of the extra revenue I gained from increased sales. They gave something to me, the publisher, so I should give something to them. Of course, if I were a publisher, I would probably, almost by definition, be evil, so I guess I wouldn't actually do that. :P
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I installed like 100 mods in skyrim and then the mods rotted. Now I can't play my save files for more than a minute or two without a crash. So sad, 600 hours in and I can't complete
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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I have zero interest in this game. I have even less interest in censorship (assuming negative interest = active resistance), especially when it is imposed by an entity that has a profound, almost monopolistic, influence on the market. To my knowledge, there's nothing illegal about the game. Unless and until that changes, put it on the market and let the community decide its fate (though under the circumstances, I suspect its sales will so-much-more-than dwarf what they would have been).

Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and Gabe Newell publically apologized to the developer and reinstated the game. Wait, did I just call Gabe Newell a "clearer head"?!? This game continues to turn the world upside-down.
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Free ships are good, and you can, too!
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