The Advent and Repeal of Paid Skyrim Mods on Steam Workshop

Valve collaborated with Bethesda to introduce paid user-created Skyrim mods on Steam Workshop. Valve was unprepared for the heavy gamer backlash over both the idea itself and the payment split between mod creator, Bethesda, and Valve, and the problems in determining rights and compensation in an interrelated modding community that frequently borrowed each other's mods as frameworks. Valve removed the feature shortly thereafter.

FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Spark Industry Pushback

The FCC's released net neutrality rules reclassified broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service subject to certain Title II regulations and passed three bright-line rules: no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. Since their release, multiple trade groups have filed suit, challenging the validity of the rules.