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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby AnvilHouse » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:55 pm

Eclectic gaming wrote:I'm no lawyer, but going by the wikipedia quote he can use it under fair use of copyrighted material.

Yes, FF music is copyrighted. That doesn't immediately mean you can't use it though.



It is illegal under all definitions as you need express consent from the copyright owner to use based on the GPL (General Public Use License)
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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby Eclectic gaming » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:36 pm

So he would need to contact them before using any FF music?
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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby AnvilHouse » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 pm

Eclectic gaming wrote:So he would need to contact them before using any FF music?


Correct, he would need to contact Square Enix since the copyright moved along with the merger. I really doubt they would let him use it for free and I don't think it would be worth the price to make a game with it.
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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby SBG » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:54 pm

I wouldn't even think twice about caring if something is copyrighted or not unless you plan on selling the game. Of course I woulnd't recommend blatant piracy or encouragement of privacy. Kinda hard to do that in an 001 game anyway. It's not like users that download your game can rip the music out of it unless they have the know-how, but that's nought to do with 001 at that point.

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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby Gamerdude » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:20 pm

Yeah, it is infringing on copyright, but there are tonnes of fangames already made in 001. As long as you don't make money from it in any way, it's not a big deal.
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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby Tabula Rasa » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:00 pm

So, in short, yes, they CAN tell you to cease and desist at any time, but as long as it's a non-commercial product, they probably won't bother.
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Re: Fangames and Copyright

Postby coffeennicotine » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:43 pm

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