Oof. I'm terribly sorry, but it seems like Hetrus wasn't a good as I thought. I should have waited a little longer. Turns out the staff aren't very professional. Things went downhill and long story short, they stole my model.
I do somewhat.. most people don't realize, any creation of yours, if original, automatically is copyrighted as yours. The catch to this copyright, you have to either have a registered copyright ( its just a easy and accepted way to prove ownership ) or Be able to prove ownership if it were to go to court.. you can do this by showing models and their creation date, and be able to describe / show it was your creation and the date was earlier than who ever's date you're in court with.
Just showing your willing to go to court if needed to defend your copyright mite be enough to stop the other party, but you better do your homework before making threats if you plan to do battle.
Also be aware .. like websites like youtube have made claims on your video uploads as their own content and can do anything they want with it, just because you used their service and shared your content on their service... its just an easy way for youtube to deal with content without worring someone mite sue them for usage and want reimbursement for that usage ... cant exactly sue them for using what they call their own content now. Or don't use youtubes service
I still have the original model, as well as a few screenshots of them and I both admitting that it's my work and that I no longer wish for the model to be used. I have dates on the file and posts, as well. The model has only been shown on Discord.
If they proceed with using my model by mid-2020, I would like to send out a cease and desist against the owner and file a lawsuit if he doesn't comply. My friends and I have been taking time to research everything.
It's likely that Hetrus won't ever leave development, given the many other attempts at a Roblox clone. If they do, though, and they continue using my work, things are going to get ugly. Honestly this is worse than the 'Halloween: The Video Game' scam. I should really be more careful before putting out any work.
I have quite learned my way in quite a harsh way. Don't even try to talk or post about your game or project publicly, because no one will really care about it unless its something very very game-changing or complete. I'm not saying you can't, or that your games are bad, just an idea. You can share anything about your games with friends tho, like classmates, or people who you meet personally too. They sometimes help me out, and some of them think that the projects I make are genuinely good! I can be glad that at least they think my games are actually qualified as something...Well, best of luck to you!