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I am Worried About something (Copy rights)
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RE: I am Worried About something (Copy rights)

(08-04-2012, 06:15 PM)HateSolstice Wrote: You guys are also forgetting the existence of the Fair Use act. That actually covers quite a bit of what's being debated.
"Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair."

As I have understood it "the Fair Use act" does not relate at all to what is being discussed. :>
(08-03-2012, 12:14 PM)HateSolstice Wrote: Except copyright laws really only apply when a profit is being made. If copyright issues really extended to custom-made, free content then sites like YouTube wouldn't exist. This is why agendas like SOPA have been shot down.

Typically, if say a mod of a game uses a song from so-and-so, as long as they are credited for their work then there is no issue. Again, usually only as long as no profit is being made.
Giving credit while distributing someone else's work does not make it legal either Smile Where do you get your ideas from?

As for using models (without permission); it's illegal. Distributing someone else's property (models within a game are the respective owners property) is piracy, even if it's all "for free".

I would suggest looking for models which are "free to use", instead of models from games. Less trouble, but probably a little more work. The Dark Room series is given quite a lot of attention, so I'd try to stay in a "legal area" - as bigger things cause a bigger ruckus if found wrong/illegal.

Hope it turns out for the best!

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08-05-2012, 05:52 AM

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