1. Sprites, graphics, sounds, and scripts, can all be ripped from an RM game just as easily as it is ripped from any other game. Screenshotting. Recording. Replicating. Not that hard to do.
2. If anyone uses your original work, for any reason whatsoever, whether it is to make money, or for fun, you have the right to pursue legal action. If you don't, they are getting away with stealing your work based on your own negligence.
3. WHO CARES IF SOMEONE CHEATS AT YOUR GAME? GOD.
When did I ever bitch about cheating? And notice how you ignored my operating word "EASILY" in "I DO NOT want people stealing them super easily when it's released."
Yes people can rip, but ripping takes time. Decrypting a project takes all of 4 seconds, and then anyone has access to EVERY SINGLE tiny little piece of artwork/system work/whatever imaginable, no work involved. I'm not even as concerned about the things I've done so much as I'm concerned about the things I've commissioned from people--I think that the people who help me deserve to know their shit is atleast SORT OF safe.
Secondly, yes, I can take legal action. Against hundreds, possibly THOUSANDS of FACELESS INTERNETPEOPLE. Sounds great, and HUGELY FEASIBLE. not.
I'm realistic, I mean I'm not going to be crying in the corner if someone uses my shit (in fact much of it will be made available in the HKCP), but it is kind of shitty IMHO for someone to just crack into my hard work and tamper with it, super easily, with a few clicks of a mouse. It cheapens my hard work. IN MY OPINION.
It's asinine for anyone to bitch about me or anyone wanting to protect my (or, their) work. If you don't want your shit protected, then by all means, release some shit and unprotect it. But I DO
and peoples' opinions about these things should be respected.