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Copyright Question - Help a YouTuber

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    I would love your thoughts about if the following would be a violation of copyright:

    I play a game which has servers and multiplayer. In those multiplayer games there are avatars for the users and art which is basically images transferred into the game.

    Some of these avatars and images are simple copied from Google. They are copyrighted images and sometimes logos.

    I want to take videos in these multiplayer servers and put them online. In my videos some of these copyrighted images may show up. Is that ok? Is it considered my offence or the user's.
     
  2. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

  3. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    I am no solicitor or anything, but I would say it is a breach of copyright. However, I would think the chances of you getting in to trouble for this is almost zero. This is not advice, just an opinion.
     
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  4. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    Hello @FaithFirst, sounds similar to those "Lets play" YouTube videos. Generally they're OK and tolerated by the producers as they provide good publicity.

    I think if you put a disclaimer acknowledging the original creators you'll be fine, but don't quote me on that.
     
  5. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I have full permissions from the game developer, I spoke with him personally. It's the in-game avatars and "art" which are just google images that worry me.
     
  6. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    just a question (I don't know how to do it), blur avatars in post production is to much difficult?
     
  7. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Unless there is a special feature for it, I think it would be hard.
     

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