EDIT: Wizard of Ass (see below) has now pointed out that CPP has not sued McBuilds. Sorry for the hassle.
McBuilds was a famous non-profit spacebuild server. It has been around since 2008 with multiple servers and developed a reputation as the most famous of the spacebuild servers and developed many of the spacebuild maps and custom content.
The spacebuild 3 McBuild servers have been shutdown by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations for wilful copyright infringement on content from Eve Online. I am not the target of the lawsuit and don’t have great detail about the exact lawsuit content. My understanding is that McBuild servers used a custom model pack from garrysmod.org ported from Eve Online by a player nickname Mandrac. You can find this garrysmod.org upload here for reference (http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=79967). After about 6 months of using this Mandrac model package for some spacebuild Life Support and Resource Storage Caches, McBuilds was sued by CCP (the makers of Eve Online) for wilful copyright infringement. The official McBuild community webpage has been seized by Homeland Security Investigations (http://mc-builds.org/), and the servers died.
I believe McBuild have been done wrong by the company CCP, and this event deserves a lot more publicity in the gmod and wider technology/gaming news. Anyone have any comments? Anyone know any contacts to try and get this a bit more attention? We can try to track down the McBuild server owner for comment and more information on the lawsuit for a possibly story if possible.
CCP is doing wrong here and deserves negative publicity for this farce to the gmod community. Asking McBuilds to remove the models would have been alright, but suing the server owner and seizing their domain name? This is plain absurd. Fracken CCP. They just lost a whole bunch of hardcore eve online supporters and deserve to be boycotted.