A few years ago I won a "battle" against Ziggy Yardie, a Youtuber, about stolen mods; he was uploading DK22pac's modifications under his attribution and even using a lot of Url shorteners in the download links. I first talked with him via private message saying that he must include author's names in the description of his videos and not monetize with others work, he ignored me and kept doing it, more people reacted as me and at the end, Youtube delete his account two times till he, with his third account, accepted our suggestions and added the corresponding credits in his videos.
So, I went to that link mentioned in the ReadMe file and it was a video of a guy speaking in Spanish about something irrelevant and placed the (supposedly) download link in the description, I went to that link and the surprise was that a girl was the co-author of this modification, and even if women are present in games modding, it really makes me doubt even more that those two YouTubers made that modification. my surprise was even bigger when reading the comments of the video, I found Junior Djjr (my friend and known modder) saying the same I'm talking about now.
This week I've reported a new user in GTA Forums that was spamming with unnecessary messages in a lot of old already answered topics, with messages like "I'm here if you need me" or "yes, that mod does that"; that's simply a waste of time, and not only because are answered topics, but also because he is not being helpful; all his messages on those topics where deleted by the administrator after my request.
Think about this, they upload a document with a link for one of their videos, in that video the redirect you to another video of another user, to finally give the real download link; I made a quick research in their channels and now I can tell you that they are doing all of this (stealing other's job) to gain followers, they just wanna be famous quickly.
Stealing is the worst thing you can do for being famous on the internet, because later or sooner someone will tell the truth, and this time, I'm not the only one, there are others that feel the same and don't want to be calm till those people react and stop what they're doing; by stealing our work, they will only produce what everyone hates, locked mods, no more open sources mods, no more modding communities, because there are stealers that using our hard work, get what they want, earned by lies.
I invite you to check the users I'm talking about, two Peruvian Youtubers that have stolen or at least used (without authors permission), if I'm not wrong, 4 modifications made by others, including YourCreatedhell's Work, [player] Michelle's Work, Ezekiel's Work.
Before finishing, please don't spam their videos with insulting or hateful comments, instead of that, go and report them, and do the same in GTA Inside and wherever they've uploaded those files. I've already reported their uploads in GTA Inside hoping that Alex will remove them.