I was reading through the official iRacing forum and came across a thread in which one member accused another of “stealing” his setup. I can’t overstate how ridiculous this argument is to me.
If you’re going to take my setup, or anyone’s setup, and change it and post it, be a man and give credit to whoever made the set to begin with.
First of all, where did the guy who originally made the setup get his baseline? Did he steal it from the guy who made the iRacing basic setup for that track or the iRacing baseline setup for that car?
The fact is, if you make one change on the setup other than the steering or fuel settings, it is then your setup. Ownership automatically transfers to you, because you modified it.
But that also raises another question. Who does the setup really belong to? When you get right to the bottom of it, the setup belongs to iRacing. It’s their simulation, their cars, their tracks. The members have licenses to use the cars and tracks, but nothing belongs to any of the members, and I assert that that also extends to iRacing setups.
So, accusing someone of “stealing your setup” is patently ridiculous on its face, and it makes you sound like a four-year-old to boot. The setup was never really yours to begin with, but for the sake of argument, let’s say it was. One click on anything other than steering or fuel bestows ownership upon the individual who clicked.
Before I close out this post, I’d like to add one more thing. I post a lot of my setups on this website. My setups are there for you to download and use as is or modify as you desire. If you make any changes to any of my setups, you are more than welcome to say it is your setup. After all, if you changed it, it’s not mine any more. It’s yours. Claim it. Own it. You’re welcome.