I'm in a bit of shock this morning, and need advice. I received an email overnight from a concerned player of my modpack Craft Of The Titans, warning me that they saw large chunks of my modpack content copy and pasted into another modpack.
At first, I figured it was one of those shady virus dishing modpack websites that steal your packs and rename them something else. Then it dawned on me that pack name was very familiar. Sure enough, it was Foolcraft, a pack that is on the Front Page of curse's Popular modpacks list for 1.10.2 just a few spaces away from Craft Of The Titans. I was skeptical at first, as I really didn't think a respectable group of modpack makers that post on a legitimate site, would really actually steal content... let alone from another "fairly" popular modpack. Thats just silly.
So I downloaded Foolcraft to check things out, and I was absolutely floored by what I found. They make zero attempts to disguise the content as their own work... and yet, give no credit to me for the 8 months of time I spent making this modpack.
The quest book is one of the most unique aspects of Craft Of The Titans...as many of the quests have extensive written dialogue, explanations, lore, etc... It isn't just another pack with "Craft this, craft that" type of quests. Well... apparently the Foolcraft Devs really liked my work... because word for word, layout for layout, entire pages of my quest book appear in Foolcraft. See the attached pictures... they hole punched out any quests that reference my modpack's specific lore, and pasted it into their book as their own.
So, this is the "Advice" part of my post. What can be done? I don't have a copyright or trademark on my work. We developers do this out of love for the community, and most of us have a code of honor amongst our fellow devs. A code of honor that the Foolcraft Development team iskall85, scalda, CriticalMole, HazDS, and Jo_Mamma 75 seem to care less about.