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Chi Chi 2 Jun 19, 2014 @ 1:57am
Workshop Copyright?
Hi I've been looking around through the subscriber agreement and I can't find anything on royalty free images, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if you're allowed to use royalty free or copyright free images in your workshop items?
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WhiteKnight77 Jun 19, 2014 @ 4:21am 
Are you talking about a game you are making or a game you wish to take a screenshot of?
Chi Chi 2 Jun 19, 2014 @ 4:32am 
Originally posted by WhiteKnight77:
Are you talking about a game you are making or a game you wish to take a screenshot of?

This is about me creating items in CS:Go and using royalty free or copyright free textures or pictures to make my own image/gun texture I just wanted to know if this is allowed or will come under the copyright infringement. I don't think it will seen as its royalty and copyright free I just wanted to make sure before I spend time creating textures and images and incorporating a certain image into the mix to make a skin.
Satoru Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:06am 
The workshop SSA agreement says you have to own the rights to distribute the content you put up. Even royalty-free/copyright-free items have restrictions on how they can be used. You would need to refer to distribution agreements for those images first and whether you are allowed to use them for commercial purposes.
Canti Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:10am 
I would have said no, because anything you submit for use in-game becomes property of Valve. You might have permission to use a royalty free image, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Valve does.
Copyright-free images are a tricky issue. 99.99% of images on the Internet do not display a usage license, so you cannot actually use them for something that could possibly be monetized.
Satoru Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:14am 
Also 'copyright free' doesnt actually technocally exist. Copyrights are assigned when you create all content. I dont really think you can 'waive' those rights. YOu can assign things like Coyp-Left licenses or a Creative Commons license. But you cant really waive your copyright rights away.

Doy ou mean a 'royalty free' license?
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