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Member Since 09 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Is it necessary to license your game?

01 December 2015 - 05:50 AM


It is a tricky thing, and law varies by location.

 

It does depend where, here are the rights to use content from Soundcloud:

 

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/

 

and from Deviantart:

 

http://about.deviantart.com/policy/copyright/

 

The terms & conditions weren't violated for the game.

 

These are examples of the same rights used to allow users to alter content and generate Fan Arts, Remixes & famous lets players like Pewdiepie to monetize other video games. What this game did is very much like what Equals3, Pewdiepie & other famous Youtube celebrities did. The only difference? They actually made a profit from altering content.

 

I wouldn't even use the .mp3 format unless I get a license from them regardless of it being shown to millions or a few kids.


In Topic: Is it necessary to license your game?

02 May 2015 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for the info bschmidt!


In Topic: Is it necessary to license your game?

29 April 2015 - 10:01 AM


Sorry, but ignorance is not execuse, you can get in real trouble, especially if you don't own a license or contract with the one who do the remix and for using the original music.

 

I took and still would take full responsibility of my actions. Regardless of ignorance or not.

 

 


Keeping my light hearted behaviour in mind, i haven't assumed i'd need to get so in depth. I was proven wrong. I made a mistake in being vague.

 

The reason i mentioned that in particular to him is because i felt frob was accusing me of dishonesty.

 

The thread went from asking if there was some kind of global license for distributing games to 'This kid is trying to use other people's content and get away with it'


In Topic: Is it necessary to license your game?

29 April 2015 - 12:05 AM


This does not agree with your earlier posts where you wrote you used "famous animes & popular pop songs without permission"

 

I'll re-qoute,

 



Additional music was added with permission, and from those musicians 2 tracks were remixed/altered versions of famous songs that had a good few thousand plays that SoundCloud seemed to not have had an issue with.
 
Additional artwork were fan art (or traces) of famous animes that were also used with permission. I don't understand why they may remix original content with no issues, but when i used (already altered) content by themselves with permission i may

 

The popular content was altered without permission by others (fan art/remixes) on sites like DeviantArt & Soundcloud.

I've used the remixed content they've created with their permission but they haven't asked permission to alter the original content.

 

Keeping my light hearted behaviour in mind, i haven't assumed i'd need to get so in depth. I was proven wrong. I made a mistake in being vague.

 

I understand what you're saying, no need reinforce, thanks for the advice.


In Topic: Is it necessary to license your game?

28 April 2015 - 01:33 PM


Well, the thing is that what you've been doing is totally illegal. The question is not about licensing your game, but about licensing the stuff that you use in your game.

 

The Soundtrack was licensed to the game, Graphical Assets were bought from developers who hoped other devs would use them in their game, additional commissions were paid for, Additional music was added with permission, and from those musicians 2 tracks were remixed/altered versions of famous songs that had a good few thousand plays that SoundCloud seemed to not have had an issue with.

 

Additional artwork were fan art (or traces) of famous animes that were also used with permission. I don't understand why they may remix original content with no issues, but when i used (already altered) content by themselves with permission i may


buy a piece of rope and hang yourself.

 

The original question was if there was some kind of global license for all game developers that i might've not known about, the question is already answered.


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