A long time ago, I downloaded a ship named "Draven Class" from a website other than armada2files. It has a Milkshape file with it and I want to use a part of that ship (triple deflector dish) for a kitbash. Unfortunately there is no name or e- mail address of the author. I also have the feeling that the author has taken that specific part from an Excelsior upgrade without crediting the original author.
The ship that I want to use the triple deflector dish for is the Kelvin Class from USSMiranda.com. Do I need their permission, too, because it is based on their design?
I think there was a forum to discuss permission issues, but I can't find it anymore. To staff: please move thread there.
Heres what I would do:- Post in all availbale forums (ie A2 files, fleetcommand etc) Email the creator of Excelsior 2 and get permission (just to be on the safe side) Then when you release your model (assuming you have no joy getting hold of the original creator) credit them as unknown (as you said you didnt know there name), but also list the name of there model, so if they do get in touch later credit can be assigned. NB - just to cover your back as well, if you do upload your model, just send a polite email to the staff of sites, explaining what you have done and why. follow those steps and you will keep your nose clean. hope that helps
The cake is a lie.There is no cake.
13th November 2004
:moved: From Modding and Editing To Permission Requests
Pizza. You'll find the Draven to be one of my earlier models. Feel free to use it as you wish. The missing credits are also (IIRC) that I used P81's Sovvy textures and also I think that the miranda texture might also be from his, but I suggest you put down a "possible" for those.