Mods are great but they can also be a complete pain when it comes to protecting your work. Fallout 4 Mods have been appearing on Bethesda.Net for the Xbox community after being posted without the mod author’s permission.
This problem always happens with mods and Fallout 4 is no different. Bethesda has now responded with some advice for mod authors who find their work being nabbed.
A number of you have reported instances of users uploading Mod content that allegedly does not belong to the Mod creator. We take these reports seriously and want to protect copyright holders and authors of the Mod content shared on Bethesda.net.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we request that anyone who believes their content was wrongfully uploaded to Bethesda.net formally submit a DMCA takedown request. Please Note: These reports should only come from mod authors and other copyright holders who believe their content was stolen.
To report these DMCA violations, please follow the steps from Section 17 of our Terms & Service and send requests — completed as detailed below — to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to make this process smoother, we will be working on ways to streamline this process.
There’s a whole load of information in the post and mod authors should read it carefully if they find their work being stolen.