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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

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larienna
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After what has been discussed in the "Artists for game design" thread, what about CD-Roms.

I know that there are many CD-Roms sold that contains image, pictures, art or sound samples. Now, since we paid for these CD-roms, do they grant the right to use these pictures in a commercial game or you only buy the right to view the content.

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It depends. It should say in the booklet, or on the CD, whether the images are free of copyright, or not.

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

I would say: No. You will not get the right to use the pictures or a text from a magazine you just bought. You does not have the right to the music from a CD you own.

That is not allowed if it not is explicitly described in the way that Zaiga says. The normal thing is that you are free to use the pictures, and free to change them, but you are not allowed to sell this library (but all products that you build on the library).

// Johan

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

Yes, what Johan said.

Typically when you get image libraries on cdrom it is for your personal usage not for you to license to your game and then redistribute without paying usage fees to the stock agency.

There are some copyright free images that have no ownership. Those are pretty basic and boring but serve as good filler.

Again, if you are building a prototype for your own usage: you can use whatever you want. It only becomes costly for you when you decide to make money off of somebody else's labor.

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

zaiga wrote:
It depends. It should say in the booklet, or on the CD, whether the images are free of copyright, or not.

I agree with Zaiga, it most definitely depends on the license of the CD when you buy it. As Noir stated there are some clip art (actually a lot) CDs that are royalty free and you can use them any way you like (other than resell them) in your own commercial products. I don't think you can make a blanket statement that "No you can't" or "Yes you can", it really depends upon the license for the CD, so shop accordingly.

-Darke

jord
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Stock Photography Websites

There is a wide variety of stock photographs available on the internet, some with totally free licences, some without.

http://www.sxc.hu/ is one such site.

wikipedia has (had?) a listing of some sites, but I can't seem to track it down just now.

Creative Commons ( http://creativecommons.org/ ) has an images section as well, with links to stock photos under various CC licences.

http://openphoto.net/ is one of these sites.

As long as you're careful to read the licences on each photo, you should be able to find a good number of free images to use in the production of games.

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

Cool! Most of them are photos, but it is still useful.

I will still try to see if there are some CD-roms. I am just curious.

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

A very interesting topic and one which has troubled me as well. I bought the "Art Explosion" 800,000 image cd roms with a view to using the clip art in some games I designed. From reading the blurb in the catalogue it looked like I could use these for anything I wanted so long as I didn't sell electronic copies - in other words I could print any that I wanted. Looking further, though, and it talks about some images are copyright but it doesn't specify which so I'm stumped about which I can print without being hit with a legal case!

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Re: Stock Photography Websites

jord wrote:
wikipedia has (had?) a listing of some sites, but I can't seem to track it down just now.

I think this is it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources

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Can we use Art and Sound samples CD-Roms.

Yes, be very careful about using clip-art CD ROMs. When you buy one of those, it's for personal use only.

It's just like when you buy a DVD. You don't own the movie, you own the disc with the movie on it. You can't make copies of the movie or show it publically, but you can watch it privately whenever you want to. Clip-art CDs are governed by similar laws.

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