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The Internet ends at GF

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#1 12 years ago


I've two questions!


Is it legal to download models (made by other people) from filefront, edit them a little bit (change skin) and to upload them? Of course with a Readme-File which contains the following line:

"The model was created by XXX. This is just a reskin!"

Second question:

Is it legal to download models (made by other people) WITHOUT editing them and put them together with a new config.cfg and autoexec.cfg into a .zip-file, to make a "mod" and offer it on filefront? Of course with a Readme-file which says who made the models.



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#2 12 years ago

Yes to the first one, but it is best to first ask permission from the person, because i believe they wont add it on, or take it down if the original author demands for the 2nd one, i honestly don't know


I didn't make it!

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#3 12 years ago

The first one, it's legal but only if you get their permission. Try to contact them in some way before releasing it; only when you can't contact them at all is it alright if you just credit them in the readme. As for the second, I'm not so sure, but it seems a little more questionable. Again, try to contact the author first before doing anything.

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#4 12 years ago

Give credit, preferably get permission.

If it's from another game, that involves ripping and recompiling, so make sure to get their permission before even trying in that case.

I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.