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Offline MasterMischiefTopic starter

Art - Derivative Work
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:47:07 PM »
I have a couple of battle map images I should like to share with E.  I made the battle maps myself, however, the textures and objects I used in the images were taken from the internet.  I do not remember where I got all of them, so posting a link is impossible for some of the objects and often impractical due to the number of objects used.  Am I screwed or can I post with the disclaimer that I used other people's objects/textures and that I will happily post links if anyone can identify the original source?

Offline Vekseid

Re: Art - Derivative Work
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 05:14:36 PM »
1) Is your work transformative? (I'm guessing yes)
2) Are you trying to make money off of it? (I'm hoping no)
3) Are you depriving the IP owners of revenue? (E.g. I imagine you're using much smaller images in preferably all cases, or otherwise seriously restricting your audience)

If you're using full-sized images for any reason, I would suggest you seek out some Creative Commons or public domain works.

Offline MasterMischiefTopic starter

Re: Art - Derivative Work
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 08:33:34 PM »
I believe the maps are transformative.  They are certainly not copied whole cloth.  For instance, I am using someone else's image of a tree, pasting it several times, rotating it and making other, small modifications, then adding other elements (some rocks, grass, ect) to create a forest.  Does that qualify?

I am not seeking to make money from these maps.  I simply wanted to share them since I thought others might be able to use them at their own tables for their own games.

All of the images I used were freely available on the internet.  I realize that does not necessarily give me any rights to them.  It does suggest that I am not depriving any of the IP owners of revenue though.