Lately, it has been in the news that a child is being sued by in the news, we’ve seen that a kid is being sued by Epic Games for modding the popular online game Fortnite. Rockstar Games’ parent Company, Take-Two Interactive, has now gone down a similar path. They are taking a GTA Online modder to court, seeking an injunction forcing him to cease making unauthorized modifications to GTA Online.
Jeremy Taylor, who is known as ‘Chr0m3 x MoDz’ was a well-known modder within the GTA Online community. Previously, he has found over 100 unused animations from the GTA Online Heists update, once modding a Rockstar Games Twitch live stream session. He was known to have gone into random sessions as a modder, something most players found rather irritating.
In November 2014, Take-Two Interactive exchanged a deed which put an end to his modding activities. In the deed, Jeremy Taylor would admit to breaching the game’s End User License Agreement and Take-Two Interactive’s copyright, not publish instructions for his mods, and cease making unauthorized modifications to any Rockstar Games or Take-Two titles.
Now, we go to February 2018, when Take-Two Interactive came across a GTA Online video on Youtube, posted by a channel called ‘Stelio Kontos’ which featured Taylor’s character and voice. In the video, Taylor (Chr0m3 x MoDz) apparently said that he was returned to modding in Grand Theft Auto Online, allowing others to take credit for his mods without naming him as the source. Since this is in violation of the deed agreement, Take-Two decided to take this to the Australian Federal Circuit Court, which has now put a temporary ban on Jeremy Taylor from:
reproducing, adapting, or communicating to the public the Grand Theft Auto
V software and the GTA Online games (the Software) or a substantial part of the Software. (find the whole document here)
We’ll keep updating everyone when we get more information. Take-Two interactive clearly isn’t messing around with modders