This is directed to Zark-
How do you deal with situations when, for example, Bob builds an OP building. Tom takes it off of Workshop and posts it again, and because Tom is more known than Bob, Tom gets all the credit.
In this case, will Tom have to take the post down?
So I don't go actively looking for things like this, but yes, I would remove the item if the original author asks me to. I had to do so a while ago when someone repeatedly re-posted a popular mod under their own name.
I actually don't know the exact legal fine print of the conditions under which you submit item to the Steam workshop. But I'm running on the assumption that item creators retain copyright but grant a license to use the item. Whether this license also includes the right to modify and republish the item is very much not clear. But asking people to pick a CC license for each item isn't going to happen!
So basically, if someone re-posts an item under their own name, contact me and I'll take it down. If someone modifies and then re-posts the item, I would prefer people talk it out and the original item's author is credited.
Note that all of the above is subject to change based on me changing my mind or being constrained by concrete legal situations.
Allright, that's good to know :)
I personally don't care if people rip elements of my mods as long as it's not the mod or writing in its entirety. Some of my mods also have copyrighted materials (right now) appropriately labeled.
I borrow micro elements often but give credit. It's up to the user at that point. If they steal 1 ship from PsyPsyche Designs I'd never see it and if I did would just keep tabs on their downloads. lol It would be tight to see a remix of a Conquer The Future Module, those are unbalanced on purpose!
Not huge on "Steam Popularity", you max out at like 250-500 friends I think. Various restrictions and agreements I generally dislike slows my content publishing, mostly just forum use whenever possible.
Modders will have to police their content, considering the amount of it.