A group of URU fans got together with the only idea of burning cd's of XP1 to help people with slow internet connections. We aren't going to charge nor are we going to distribute and spy or malware. Emails were sent to UBI requesting permission. As long as we don't resell their intellectual property and refuse any payment other than return postage we're ok.
Today, Sunday before release day I received some disturbing emails. Seven who had signed up withdrew because of something they read here on these forums. In addition, someone claiming to be both a mod as well as a Cyan employee of high rank told me that the whole project was illegal and "ordered" me to cease and desist.
We're not making a dime from this. If you don't want to save yourself a 7 or 8 hour download that's fine. Those that remain with us will be up and running around our favorite city as soon as their mailman gets there.
Please, if you don't like it just go away. Do not spam my email addy with vaguely threatening messages informing me of what Cyan is going to do to me. Not to brag or sound threatening but you just don't know who you're talking to. The internet is a vast place full of people using alter egos. Do you honestly believe that Cyan would waste it's limited resources to take 'action' because someone copied a file which will be spread all over the net by midweek and gave away to those less fortunate. Wouldn't their public relations department step in? The first expansion pack is free anyway so where is the loss? We'll never do another one because it is understood it will be a retail item and that would be piracy.
So here's the situation: this mod/Cyan employee is going to take action against a small group of individuals for giving away free copies of a free program. All due credit will be given to the URU staff and rightly so.
Please mod/employee, no more veiled threats or predictions of the amount of money I will have to pay for completing this project.