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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    New York, USA

    Inquiry about game images [copyright]

    Question: Do you have to track down the artist (hired by a game developing company) who produced game images such as game wallpaper/poster before I use or even sell their work?

    Well, I noticed a lot of web developers offering design for gaming sites; they cut out parts from game wallpaper and use it on a part of the template. Then they sell them.

    Is that legal?

    I see sites like templatemonster selling game templates with these game images. So I would assume its ok?

    Then someone on this another forum tells me to actually contact these artist before I use or sell their work.

    What are the rules and restrictions regarding the use of game images?

    I am asking this because I am thinking of doing this and I just donít want to get In trouble.

    - Thanks for viewing.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Normally the game developer (the company that commissioned the work) would own the rights, not the actual developer persay.

    And if your final product is a recognisable derivative then yes you do need to get their permission.

  3. #3
    i agree, you need permission to sell the final product.
    in templatemonster's case, they have a license from a photobank, getty i think, which let's them use graphics for redistribution...

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