ironheart: nothing personal against you or your map, i'm just defending my anti-copyright views here.
Copyright was invented to ensure fairness in economic exploitation of a piece of work. It's side-effects is that it stiffles creative culture and product development cycles. It also promotes secrecy instead of sharing and openness. There are movements to find alternatives to copyright (like creative commons and the whole copyleft culture), to reform it (as in legislation changes) and to open it (open source, open knowledge, open data).
In this case you aren't making any money from your map, but you, with your stand, are preventing other people from making their own variations of your map. You are forcing them to either have more work finding the original references and remaking all the connections, and/or obfuscate their copy further so Fizzer no longer can unequivocally call it a blatant copy that is infringing on your copyright.
I do understand your positions though:
Fizzer wants to obey the law since he does have the responsibility of running the site, and he also doesn't want to piss off his user base.
And ironheart on the other hand feels his work is not being recognized, because his name is not on it despite him having done most of the hard work.
Some authors feel betrayed when someone touches "their baby" without their permission. Almost as it was being defiled or corrupting their vision. It's a strong feeling that is hard to let go for some authors, i would not wish to force anyone to watch their babies getting raped.
But others do find it acceptable to use creative commons licenses and allow others to remix their maps at will (some just want their credits listed, others just want to make sure it won't be used commercially without their explicit consent). And it would be nice to have those options laid out more clearly.
I'm sure some hardcore map makers would prefer to keep their copyright (you never know, they might want to sell prints of them on ebay or something one day) but atleast having the option of waving your copyright under certain exceptions would be nice.
Maybe it already exists, i don't know, i never made a map on warlight, don't know the process. But from this talk i believe it doesn't, so I created a uservoice for it just now:https://warlight.uservoice.com/forums/77051-warlight-features/suggestions/5561373-allow-users-to-choose-public-domain-or-creative-co
Edited 2/24/2014 10:42:54