I am wondering how and to what extent free art / sprites / 3d models can be used in an own game.
For example, lets say in the case of an animated mickey-mouse sprite, where the readme inside states:
"This sprite may be freely distributed UNALTERED. Which means, you can't pull the readme file out of the zip,or add your own stuff to it and pass it along as your own!"
I believe including it in the game an selling it bundled will not be allowed.
On the other hand, if the user downloads the free model himself and installs it in the game-folder, there wont be any problem.
Now where is the boundary ?
Lets consider the following cases:
Like what happens if the game does not contain this sprite and
-downloads and installs it automatically after installation ?
-downloads and installs it on request (pushing a button) ?
-contains a script to download and install the sprite ?