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A server has stolen multiple MCME builds without permission

Discussion in 'Publicly Accessible (Unlisted node)' started by Fornad, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Fornad

    Fornad Yellow flower puncher
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    Title says it all. Look at this post here. As you can see by the Imgur album, they have taken multiple MCME builds:

    - Cerin Amroth
    - Edoras
    - Moria
    - The Argonath
    - Fornost
    - Helm's Deep
    - Isengard
    - Rivendell
    - Tharbad
    - Weathertop

    There may well be more. After further digging, I found this Youtube video of the server (with a few MCME builds), made by someone called SlayingSlayer, who I remembered touring around once and who is currently whitelisted.

    Given that we never give out downloads, I can only assume that these builds were stolen. Beyond banning the player in question, I'm not sure what more we can do, but I thought it a good idea to let you all (and especially the staff) know about it.
     
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  2. Ghundra

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    We've already seen this Fornad and we're considering our path of action.
     
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  3. Fornad

    Fornad Yellow flower puncher
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    Alright. Just thought it worth reporting in case you hadn't seen it already.
     
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  4. djax74

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    He's quite stupid to say he had stolen these ...
     
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  5. Fireinferno13

    Fireinferno13 One of Us
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    I actually cannot express my frustration
     
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  6. Credoo

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    This was already dealt with a month ago. They said they removed the builds from there server after we spoke to the admin he was unaware the builds where stolen and said that he got it from someone on planetminecraft.
     
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  7. Fireinferno13

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    Do we have proof that he removed them? Also where is he getting them on Planetminecraft?

    Because of as of one month ago, they were still advertising their builds from the "The Minecraft Middle Earth Team"....
    They also uploaded this video which has more of our builds on the 8th
     
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  8. meggawatts

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    We handled this weeks ago, no more discussion is needed.
     
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  9. Fornad

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    He messaged me this today on Reddit:
    This seems all well and good, and I've asked him if they could also phase out our builds from their promotional material. However, as Fire said, do we know where he actually got them from (beyond downloading them from some rapid share)?
     
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  10. BevsForBros

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    All we know is that he got them from someone who had them on planetminecraft for download. We have no way of knowing who the user is that originally downloaded them and there really is point to it at this time, seeing as the builds are not up on planetminecraft anymore. But like megga said, we talked with the owner and sorted things out. Honestly there is really nothing we can do to stop this sort of thing, we can't prevent people from downloading the map.
     
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  11. meggawatts

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    Okay, in the future, don't contact people on our behalf unless you get the okay from a valar.
     
  12. Fornad

    Fornad Yellow flower puncher
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    Sure. It came up on /r/minecraft and I didn't think that I'd need to contact a Valar for permission to message him on Reddit. Won't do it again in the future.
     
  13. DSESGH

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    When they show Meduseld in that video, the roof of the Edoras house in the lower left corner is wheat:confused: Fail
     
  14. Finrod_Amandil

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    That is just old Edoras, they did not get the new one (luckily)
     
  15. DSESGH

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    I just like it how they didn't bother to change ANYTHING, even the stuff that looks bad in the default texture.