StopModReposts (associated under the hashtag #StopModReposts) is an organization, movement and website created in late 2014 with the goal of stopping or limiting the negative impact of mod repost websites.
StopModReposts combats mod repost websites by:
- Educating users through its website and Twitter account.
- Encouraging mod authors to request takedowns or issue DMCAs for their mods.
- Maintaining a list of offending websites, with an API for interacting with it.
- Creating a series of browser extensions, including one for Chrome, one for Firefox and one for Opera that warn the user when they open a mod repost website.
- Creating a noncommercial open sourced license specific for the needs of modders. This license was never finished, however.
The StopModReposts movement was largely active in late 2014 to 2015, but has dwindled from 2016 onwards.
The movement has had some success in informing users and taking down mods, but hundreds of mod repost websites still exist, likely only being marginally affected by the movement. However, it is likely that the creation of CurseForge has provided users a centralized site to download Minecraft mods as well as fulfilling mod authors' desires as CurseForge only accepts mods by the creators and rewards them for their services by giving Curse Points which can be redeemed for PayPal money or gift cards.
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- The StopModReposts website
- The StopModReposts Twitter account
- StopModReposts' list of mod repost websites
- The Chrome StopModReposts browser extension
- The Firefox StopModReposts browser extension
- The Opera StopModReposts browser extension
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