How much legal risk does it mean to allow players to create/modify certain things in a game?
Possible scenario: player modifies something. It is defamatory/infringes on someones IP. Player makes a video of the game, it ends up on YouTube. IP holder sees it. IP holder sues.
-I guess allowing them to change 3D models and changing textures is not a good idea. AFAIK, Im responsible for whatever content they create. Right?
-What about smaller things like names, color templates, etc.
-What about a map editor? Edit the heightmap/tiles, place the built-in objects etc.
-Is it any different when the game is single-player/online multiplayer?
-What if they create a mod for your game? Are you still responsible for its content?
-What if I dont explicitly allow them to change things like textures, sounds etc, but they can change the files in the game`s data folder?
-What if I do protect the files with checksums or something, but someone hacks it?
I would like do things by the book, but I dont want to take away the player`s freedom to edit things as they like when I dont have to.
Links to court cases are welcome.