I just noticed that there is a new Small Earth map which looks exactly the same as the old one but only with some better things in the background.
old map: https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=2
new map: https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=50007
I can remember there being a discussion about maps being very simular to each other but those maps are exactly the same in the borders and shapes of the territories as well as the connections between all of these territories.
For as far i can remember from a old thread https://www.warlight.net/Forum/100790-ra-stolen-strategic-europe-map-europe-30
and a AMA from Fizzer himself later on he was fine with those specific maps in that thread being so simular since there were so different territory shapes used and some connections were added, cut and changed.
In the case of this map this is not the matter since it's an exact copy of the old map and only a background has been added to the map in general. How has this map passed the requirements which i just mentioned since i don't see any way how this map should have been made public.
I just want to note that i don't have anything against Lionheart who created this map but if you say at some point what is allowed and what isn't then stick with it and not change it just because a classic map has gotten a modern update to it.