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A member from Stargate Network, our partner, decided to steal everything that the team made. (Source code, models, materials, textures and so on...

Posted by Erayser on Mar 12th, 2014

A member from Stargate Network, our partner, decided to steal everything that the team made. (Source code, models, materials, textures and so on...). We wanted our community to be aware of a such situation.

This member claims that everything is made by him... it's purely wrong.
With illegal methods, he found a way to copy the whole source code and the last content made some weeks ago (he left the team one year ago). Without problem, he was able to keep an instant access to their whole database. At Phoenix Interactive, we do not respect a such person. It's pathetic.
Stargate Network is our partner for ages now and the fact that they are going down just because someone decided to steal everything they made is lamentable. The same person decided as well to claim a "Copyright" on the team free products. Can you believe it? They're working on something while another person is stealing it to claim as their own.

You have to comprehend that this old developer is stealing everything and by everything we mean the whole content, without limitation. Of course, he made few models and textures over the past for SGN but he signed a contract that guarantees a termination right. The odds aren't in his favor. In such case, the few content he made for the team does not belong to him anymore. But, he's not stealing only his old work. He's stealing everything! The whole content made by other developers. Why? Because he decided in February to start a new project, called Stargate Genesis.

And we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. We invite every people reading this news to report, dislike and/or comment where the project is presented (YouTube, Facebook and so on...). We're sure you will understand this situation.

04/13/14 UPDATE:
The member decided to set his YouTube video as "Private". He removed both comments on Facebook as well.

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YouTube video

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Kharcov Mar 12 2014, 1:11pm says:

As a fellow modder, I find this disgusting and a betrayal to my brothers and sisters! The Heretic must burn.

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skyline5gtr Mar 12 2014, 5:47pm replied:

Couldnt agree more, as a modder on DOTR ( Dawn of The Reapers ) I couldnt imagine my co-lead running off like that

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xPearse Mar 12 2014, 1:13pm says:

But did he make any of the content though.

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Erayser Mar 12 2014, 1:30pm replied:

Over the past he made few models and textures.

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Raygoza Mar 12 2014, 1:41pm says:

I dont think he can get away with it legally.

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Alekxandr9 Mar 12 2014, 2:09pm says:

He enrolled meanly, though, and contributed to the content, he did not have the right to distribute when he left the team. I think he will not achieve copyright all against him.

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TheObscure Mar 12 2014, 2:14pm says:

People these days....

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neronix17 Mar 12 2014, 3:51pm says:

Luckily SGN has all the proof they need in the form of their ModDB page, all timestamped, it wouldn't even be taken into court since that is seriously all the proof they need.

Stuff like this is exactly why I find it difficult to bring people onto a modding team.

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Revan_127 Mar 12 2014, 5:23pm says:

Son of a Bitch... I hate this kind of people...

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Raygoza Mar 12 2014, 6:03pm says:

You are not TVE only pone fortunantly

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TheBleachDoctor Mar 13 2014, 3:17am says:

The son of a bitch made the youtube video private.

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-Rakieta-PL Mar 13 2014, 4:50am says: brainless person, who can ruin all because he can't ask for possibility to take mod and make private fun like Simplex mod - Complex mod elements + private ideas... Ask - is it too hard?!

Question, why still some people can steal your work? You must still make your data more safer, less people must have acces to mod data. You still have new experience.

I don't know all, I'm not modder so I can only give some ideas of course.

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Heru_Ur Mar 13 2014, 4:58am says:

Who is this? And where is the proof? :o

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Heru_Ur Mar 13 2014, 5:04am says:

I do not understand what he stole?

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Mastafroggy Mar 13 2014, 5:32am says:

Holy crap! Hope he gets fully kicked off modb, the greedy ******.

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mapayne Mar 13 2014, 9:01am says:

.....and this is one of the primary reasons I always keep my original source models in my personal archive. Then if there is a time I need to provide proof of "ownership" then I've got the source materials to hand. Also this isn't the first time I've seen theft of this kind or magnitude so I fully understand where the team is coming from. Something like this can also have a detrimental effect for others who might do such things as request permission for 3rd party usage of content only to be met with a definite 'no' but then what do these thieves care as long as they get what they want? It's hard to know who to trust.....

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Wookienator Mar 18 2014, 4:20pm says:

Stealing other's work is so unfair :-/

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Maya- Mar 25 2014, 6:41pm says:

i know it's kinda late but... don't worry, he'll pay [wink]

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