Question for you. If a company releases a product with drivers that are, how can I put this kindly, lacking, and someone else decides to mod those drivers to add new features and fix broken stuff, should that be allowed or is the company right to kick up a fuss?
Here the story. Creative released products that were labeled as "Vista Ready." Problem is that many users found the drivers to be buggy and sorely lacking in features. To make matters worse, Creative seems to redefine the word "slow" when it comes to updating drivers. A talented member of the Creative support forum called Daniel_K decided to take matters into his own hands and developed a modded set of drivers that fixed problems and added new features. Creative was unhappy about this and removed all the links. The story got Slashdotted and a week later Creative backed down and reinstated the links (The Register has more coverage).
I'm going to say that while I understand Creative's concerns, Daniel_K did seem to be doing the company a favor. As long as he made it clear that these drivers were and the fact that they weren't officially sanctioned, I can't see that he was causing any harm.