I know that one can be widely used for other purposes more than the other. My comparison had to do more with the support system and how Episode could use this to benefit themselves rather than sabotage relationships with writing users who are already shaky with them due to their lack of release of useful things, which is mainly why these editors exist: to give writers what they’re not receiving from Episode, which is why I compared it to the CC community of Sims and how they’re creating content the Sims company lacks. Backgrounds and overlays can make or break a story as much as a set can make or break a movie or Tv show or commercial and etc.
Even though I get it and the whole copyright stuff, I’m still pissed because like said before, writing stories on Episode is already limiting due to the limit of animations, clothes, and backgrounds. Now that content creators/editors can’t mass share their edits even on Episode platforms, it’s going to be even more limiting.
In the end, to make it work for users and the company. Episode, should do like the sims and create a build a world like program. It can be built within the writers portal and allow people to create backgrounds and overlays with a code that blocks users from downloading or screenshotting, but also allows them to make their backgrounds and overlays public to background tabs of other users under the “Available For All Stories” tab. This way everything stays within their program. It’ll cost a lot, but save them from copyright issues in the future.