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    Default Are screenshots copyrighted?

    I'm planning to use screenshots of UT2004 maps on my homepage. But is that even legally safe, or are screenshots just as copyrighted as pictures in books, pictures on the internet, etc.?
    And no, I don't think Epic or Atari would actually sue me, I just would like to know.

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    I think just the same as you can take a photo of some building, as long as you don't claim you built it (with screenshots I refer to the game engine and any non-custom content) then I don't think there are any copyright issues.

    I could be wrong, though obviously Epic won't sue anyone about some screenshots as you said.

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    Originally posted by The_Deacon
    ... though obviously Epic won't sue anyone about some screenshots as you said ...
    Who knows?
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    I very much doubt it - otherwise they would include the copyright info when the screenshot is taken ....

    If you take the "screenshots" from an existing website/publication then I'd say these are but if you take them yourself then I don't see any problems

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    I would have thought its the same as with photographs, if you took them, then they belong to you - no matter what the subject matter.

    Besides, i dont think Epic would have a problem with people helping to promote their game, do you? :weird: :up:

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    Originally posted by Format Life:
    Who knows?
    I WILL SUE YOU FOR QUOTING MY TEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    YES I AM MR. IRONIC

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    Default Re: Are screenshots copyrighted?

    Originally posted by moppel
    I'm planning to use screenshots of UT2004 maps on my homepage. But is that even legally safe, or are screenshots just as copyrighted as pictures in books, pictures on the internet, etc.?
    And no, I don't think Epic or Atari would actually sue me, I just would like to know.
    Just imagine what mod making would be if Epic or Atari were to endorse that kind of policy.
    Don't worry you're safe there. It would be nice to add a little credit mentioning the game the screens are from so you promote it.

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    I think as long as its not for profit its allowed

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    Originally posted by The_Deacon
    I WILL SUE YOU FOR QUOTING MY TEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sigged.

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    Just post a link to UT2004 homepage and note that the screenshots are from UT2004. For safety.

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    :haha: I said something that made smomebody say something and he got to someones sig! :up:
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    Originally posted by Format Life:
    :haha: I said something that made smomebody say something and he got to someones sig! :up:
    hey, you copied that from my sig-quote of merion! or just paraphrased it...
    "Yay! I said something that made someone do something that got in someone else's sig!"

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    I hate if people quote me in their sig.














     
    is the best way to get in somebodys sig here

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    Originally posted by Format Life:
    :haha: I said something that made smomebody say something and he got to someones sig! :up:
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    Originally posted by Gaal Dornik
    I think as long as its not for profit its allowed
    profit or the promotion of anything epic would get annoyed about.

    i doubt they will be too worried about your homepage

    but if you ask their permission-

    they will say no (i recon)

    but if you had never posted this they would have never known

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    Originally posted by Twist4
    I hate if people quote me in their sig.
    You'll never get on my 'allowed to support brightskins without me complaining' list with talk like that

    I suggest you rethink posting at all if you don't like sig-quotes

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    u should be able to put screeshots u took anywhere u want...at least i think so..

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    Originally posted by The_Deacon
    You'll never get on my 'allowed to support brightskins without me complaining' list with talk like that

    I suggest you rethink posting at all if you don't like sig-quotes

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    Take off every sig now.

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    Originally posted by hellseeker
    the same sig as me
    :sour:

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    Originally posted by Mosh83
    Take off every sig now.
    You know what you doing?

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    Originally posted by Angel_Mapper
    You know what you doing?
    Move sig.

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    Originally posted by Turbidity
    Move sig.
    for great justsig

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    Originally posted by Burnitall33
    hey, you copied that from my sig-quote of merion! or just paraphrased it...
    "Yay! I said something that made someone do something that got in someone else's sig!"
    Did I? :bulb: :haha:
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