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    Senatov got a reaction from xMoD in OpenIV discontinued | Take Two claims game modding "illegal"   
    OG Here. One of the few people on here with a legal background and a level head. Please let me explain.
     
    Been at this stuff for recreation & YouTube since 2011. I made a video explaining the full legal parameters, scope, history, and significance of all of this. Here is the link if you are interested:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ffiIp218k
     
    The TL DR version of it is the following. CALM DOWN. Everyone needs to calm down. This doesn't mean you can't play GTA 5, use GTA 5 mods, or make GTA videos any more. All it means in the most literal sense is that if you update to the Gunrunners DLC, you can't use vehicle, texture, sound mods. You can back up your game and keep using OpenIV and all the mods you want, until something is changed. That's all it means.  I'm sure there will  be some bootleg Chinese "OpenIV" that will come out. Rockstar's statement on this and their previous behavior would indicate they are not actively opposed to modding. Chill out.
     
    Here is the problem. There is no such thing as "GTA Mod Laws." There is copyright law, US Code, case law, case precedents, DMCA, etc. The internet and the digital realm is poorly regulated and even more poorly litigated. The result is that large corporations that can easily pay tweedy $800+/hr Manhattan attorneys to twist the law however is convenient to shake people down, can and will. People can't afford to fight back so it works, right or wrong.
     
    While I am hopelessly biased toward the video creators, the modders, etc., I must admit I feel OpenIV is in the wrong. The whole thing exists in a massive grey area as it is, and I know from experience that OpenIV and its creators have always pushed the envelope when it comes to reverse engineering Rockstar's creations. Whether it was the Liberty City to GTA 5 mod (borderline legally indefensible) or simply how far OpenIV's creators got into Rockstar's sock drawer, this was bound to happen. OpenIV's creator(s) acknowledged this as well as the fact they felt it would ultimately happen.
     
    Take Two Interactive's bread and butter is GTA Online, Shark Cards, and the proliferation of freemium micro-transaction sausage making. The integrity of GTA Online has always been paramount to Rockstar Games, and OpenIV's continuous reverse engineering of the game's systems, as well as other transgressions which at this point seem to be known only to Take Two's counsel and OpenIV's creator, crossed the line for Take Two. 
     
    REMEMBER: OpenIV has been around for about 10 years, and it has been around for 2 years for GTA 5 alone. Ask yourself-----why now?
     
    Why all of a sudden?
     
    OpenIV went too far into Rockstar's proprietary sock drawer. That's why. 
     
    All we need is a mod that lets you replace a Sultan with a Ferrari; a "SparkIV" for GTA 5.
     
    Then all will be well. Just calm down.
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    Senatov got a reaction from xMoD in OpenIV discontinued | Take Two claims game modding "illegal"   
    OG Here. One of the few people on here with a legal background and a level head. Please let me explain.
     
    Been at this stuff for recreation & YouTube since 2011. I made a video explaining the full legal parameters, scope, history, and significance of all of this. Here is the link if you are interested:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ffiIp218k
     
    The TL DR version of it is the following. CALM DOWN. Everyone needs to calm down. This doesn't mean you can't play GTA 5, use GTA 5 mods, or make GTA videos any more. All it means in the most literal sense is that if you update to the Gunrunners DLC, you can't use vehicle, texture, sound mods. You can back up your game and keep using OpenIV and all the mods you want, until something is changed. That's all it means.  I'm sure there will  be some bootleg Chinese "OpenIV" that will come out. Rockstar's statement on this and their previous behavior would indicate they are not actively opposed to modding. Chill out.
     
    Here is the problem. There is no such thing as "GTA Mod Laws." There is copyright law, US Code, case law, case precedents, DMCA, etc. The internet and the digital realm is poorly regulated and even more poorly litigated. The result is that large corporations that can easily pay tweedy $800+/hr Manhattan attorneys to twist the law however is convenient to shake people down, can and will. People can't afford to fight back so it works, right or wrong.
     
    While I am hopelessly biased toward the video creators, the modders, etc., I must admit I feel OpenIV is in the wrong. The whole thing exists in a massive grey area as it is, and I know from experience that OpenIV and its creators have always pushed the envelope when it comes to reverse engineering Rockstar's creations. Whether it was the Liberty City to GTA 5 mod (borderline legally indefensible) or simply how far OpenIV's creators got into Rockstar's sock drawer, this was bound to happen. OpenIV's creator(s) acknowledged this as well as the fact they felt it would ultimately happen.
     
    Take Two Interactive's bread and butter is GTA Online, Shark Cards, and the proliferation of freemium micro-transaction sausage making. The integrity of GTA Online has always been paramount to Rockstar Games, and OpenIV's continuous reverse engineering of the game's systems, as well as other transgressions which at this point seem to be known only to Take Two's counsel and OpenIV's creator, crossed the line for Take Two. 
     
    REMEMBER: OpenIV has been around for about 10 years, and it has been around for 2 years for GTA 5 alone. Ask yourself-----why now?
     
    Why all of a sudden?
     
    OpenIV went too far into Rockstar's proprietary sock drawer. That's why. 
     
    All we need is a mod that lets you replace a Sultan with a Ferrari; a "SparkIV" for GTA 5.
     
    Then all will be well. Just calm down.
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    Senatov got a reaction from xMoD in OpenIV discontinued | Take Two claims game modding "illegal"   
    OG Here. One of the few people on here with a legal background and a level head. Please let me explain.
     
    Been at this stuff for recreation & YouTube since 2011. I made a video explaining the full legal parameters, scope, history, and significance of all of this. Here is the link if you are interested:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ffiIp218k
     
    The TL DR version of it is the following. CALM DOWN. Everyone needs to calm down. This doesn't mean you can't play GTA 5, use GTA 5 mods, or make GTA videos any more. All it means in the most literal sense is that if you update to the Gunrunners DLC, you can't use vehicle, texture, sound mods. You can back up your game and keep using OpenIV and all the mods you want, until something is changed. That's all it means.  I'm sure there will  be some bootleg Chinese "OpenIV" that will come out. Rockstar's statement on this and their previous behavior would indicate they are not actively opposed to modding. Chill out.
     
    Here is the problem. There is no such thing as "GTA Mod Laws." There is copyright law, US Code, case law, case precedents, DMCA, etc. The internet and the digital realm is poorly regulated and even more poorly litigated. The result is that large corporations that can easily pay tweedy $800+/hr Manhattan attorneys to twist the law however is convenient to shake people down, can and will. People can't afford to fight back so it works, right or wrong.
     
    While I am hopelessly biased toward the video creators, the modders, etc., I must admit I feel OpenIV is in the wrong. The whole thing exists in a massive grey area as it is, and I know from experience that OpenIV and its creators have always pushed the envelope when it comes to reverse engineering Rockstar's creations. Whether it was the Liberty City to GTA 5 mod (borderline legally indefensible) or simply how far OpenIV's creators got into Rockstar's sock drawer, this was bound to happen. OpenIV's creator(s) acknowledged this as well as the fact they felt it would ultimately happen.
     
    Take Two Interactive's bread and butter is GTA Online, Shark Cards, and the proliferation of freemium micro-transaction sausage making. The integrity of GTA Online has always been paramount to Rockstar Games, and OpenIV's continuous reverse engineering of the game's systems, as well as other transgressions which at this point seem to be known only to Take Two's counsel and OpenIV's creator, crossed the line for Take Two. 
     
    REMEMBER: OpenIV has been around for about 10 years, and it has been around for 2 years for GTA 5 alone. Ask yourself-----why now?
     
    Why all of a sudden?
     
    OpenIV went too far into Rockstar's proprietary sock drawer. That's why. 
     
    All we need is a mod that lets you replace a Sultan with a Ferrari; a "SparkIV" for GTA 5.
     
    Then all will be well. Just calm down.
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    Senatov got a reaction from Cyan in This needs to be a mod   
    I was watching on TV today and realized someone needs to make this into a mod:
     

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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from Element in Behind Enemy Lines   
    Enjoy!
     
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    Senatov got a reaction from Element in Behind Enemy Lines   
    Enjoy!
     
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    Senatov got a reaction from Element in Behind Enemy Lines   
    Enjoy!
     
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    Senatov got a reaction from thegreathah in I found an LSPDFR Easter Egg!   
    I'm not sure if you've come across this one or not:
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    Senatov got a reaction from thegreathah in I found an LSPDFR Easter Egg!   
    I'm not sure if you've come across this one or not:
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    Senatov got a reaction from thegreathah in I found an LSPDFR Easter Egg!   
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    Senatov got a reaction from thegreathah in I found an LSPDFR Easter Egg!   
    I'm not sure if you've come across this one or not:
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    Senatov got a reaction from thegreathah in I found an LSPDFR Easter Egg!   
    I'm not sure if you've come across this one or not:
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    Senatov got a reaction from Black Jesus in Raid on Cult Camp   
    I was doing a normal LSPDFR patrol (not SWAT) and I got a callout for an arrest warrant in the woods. I went there and found this huge cult camp that in 2 years of playing GTA V, I have never seen or found before. Anyway, it became pretty clear that this was the cult camp, which could mean only one thing—Time for a NOOSE team raid.
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    Senatov got a reaction from Black Jesus in Raid on Cult Camp   
    I was doing a normal LSPDFR patrol (not SWAT) and I got a callout for an arrest warrant in the woods. I went there and found this huge cult camp that in 2 years of playing GTA V, I have never seen or found before. Anyway, it became pretty clear that this was the cult camp, which could mean only one thing—Time for a NOOSE team raid.
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from CouthInk4 in Biggest Gang Shootout 100+ Peds   
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    Senatov got a reaction from MayhemMercenary in Election 2016   
    "AND DONALD TRUMP WITH THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER!"
     
    I could see this guy being president.
     
    Trump/McMahon 2016.
    Are you kidding? Do you know how much it costs to run a campaign through to the finish? Plus, he lost all his deals with Macy's, NBC, etc. not that he needs their money, but you don't do this sort of stuff unless your serious.
    It seems like I started a war over here. I really just wanted to bring attention to a clip of Donald Trump mixing it up with Mr. McMahon. In all seriousness though, if you look at history, the country changes hands every few years, from war-time leaders who crack the whip like Reagan and Bush, to peace-time leaders who increase government assistance, and espouse progressive policies like Clinton and Obama. 
     
    Russia is becoming increasingly belligerent in Eastern Europe, China is cheating, immigration is a problem, not just with Mexico but worldwide. England and Greece for instance have huge issues with illegal immigration. 
     
    It's time to crack the whip again. Trump or not, we need someone who does not cave in on their values for political correctness.
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    Senatov got a reaction from MayhemMercenary in Election 2016   
    "AND DONALD TRUMP WITH THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER!"
     
    I could see this guy being president.
     
    Trump/McMahon 2016.
    Are you kidding? Do you know how much it costs to run a campaign through to the finish? Plus, he lost all his deals with Macy's, NBC, etc. not that he needs their money, but you don't do this sort of stuff unless your serious.
    It seems like I started a war over here. I really just wanted to bring attention to a clip of Donald Trump mixing it up with Mr. McMahon. In all seriousness though, if you look at history, the country changes hands every few years, from war-time leaders who crack the whip like Reagan and Bush, to peace-time leaders who increase government assistance, and espouse progressive policies like Clinton and Obama. 
     
    Russia is becoming increasingly belligerent in Eastern Europe, China is cheating, immigration is a problem, not just with Mexico but worldwide. England and Greece for instance have huge issues with illegal immigration. 
     
    It's time to crack the whip again. Trump or not, we need someone who does not cave in on their values for political correctness.
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    Senatov got a reaction from MayhemMercenary in Election 2016   
    Aside from that video which is awesome, the appeal of Trump is that despite some of what he says being edgy, we're used to politicians who are constantly bound by political correctness and speak in empty rhetoric. Trump tells it like it is and says what people think but are afraid to say, which resonates with a lot of people.
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    Senatov got a reaction from TheDivineHustle in Election 2016   
    1. Yes, but it is a serious problem. GDP is the sum of Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government Spending (G) and Net Exports (X – M): Y = C + I + G + (X - M). In the US, GDP is going up very slightly, but C, I, and X are going down. Which means government spending is going WAY up. So economic growth could use a shot in the arm.
    2.) In a country of 318 million, that's nothing to be excited about. Good jobs are not easy to find. Like Trump says, China and Mexico have a considerable amount of jobs that used to be here. Protective tariffs would, like he said, encourage jobs to come back.
    3.) The unemployment rate used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not factor in people who have given up looking for work or who are underemployed. There is no exact number but his estimate is accurate.
    4.) Yes, technically he himself could not, but if really wanted something done about that and he was President, he'd find a way.
    5.) Something tells me those 5 guys aren't exactly the type to re-integrate into society. Don't take my word for it: http://nypost.com/2015/03/25/prisoners-swapped-for-accused-deserter-bergdahl-have-tried-to-rejoin-terror-networks/
    6.) Premiums are going up. By 50% in one case in New Mexico. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/how-affordable-is-the-affordable-care-act-118428.html
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